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16462 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 342 of them this year alone and, so far, 54 this month (May 18).

From This Moment On ...

May

Tue 21: Jam session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free. House trio: Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

Wed 22: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 22: Alice Grace Vocal Masterclass @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 6:00pm. Free.
Wed 22: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 22: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 22: Daniel Erdmann’s Thérapie de Couple @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 23: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 23: Castillo Nuevo Trio @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30pm. Free.
Thu 23: Immortal Onion + Rivkala @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 23: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Jeremy McMurray (keys); Dan Johnson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (alto sax); Bill Watson (trumpet); Adrian Beadnell (bass).

Fri 24: Hot Club du Nord @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 24: Swannek + support @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. Time TBC.

Sat 25: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Bywell Hall, Stocksfield. 2:30pm.
Sat 25: Paul Edis Trio w. Bruce Adams & Alan Barnes @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 6:30pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sat 25: Nubiyan Twist @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Sat 25: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 26: Tyne Valley Youth Big Band @ The Sele, Hexham. 12:30pm. Free. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Alice Grace @ The Sele, Hexham. 1:30pm. Free. Alice Grace w. Joe Steels, Paul Susans & John Hirst.
Sun 26: Bryony Jarman-Pinto @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 3:00pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Ruth Lambert Trio @ The Juke Shed, North Shields. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Clark Tracey Quintet @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 6:00pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Saltburn Big Band @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm.
Sun 26: Ruth Lambert Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 26: SARÃB @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Mon 27: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Greg Abate and Daryl Sherman at Wilmslow Conservative Club - Nov. 9

Greg Abate (alto sax, flute); Daryl Sherman (vocals, keys); Andy Peate (trumpet, flugel); Dave Luckhurst (bass, keys)

Last night I attended an interesting event in Wilmslow at a venue that has, for some time, featured weekly jazz sessions under the title Wilmslow Tuesday Jazz And Swing.  Graham Brook is the experienced promoter who makes these things happen and, for over ten years, he has presented many outstanding UK and International jazz artists plus providing a platform for up and coming talent. At one time these gigs took place on Monday nights but now they occur on Tuesday nights with a new starting time of 8pm from, as of next week (Nov. 16). Admission charge is £10 (cash only).


Greg and Daryl a.k.a. The Woonsocket two as Graham likes to call them, are former high school classmates back in the States and it was great to see them enjoying a reunion gig here in the UK and their selection of tunes included a few Ellington /Strayhorn items, some well known standards plus the occasional show tune such as Night and Day which Darryl used to play many times at New York's famous Algonquin Hotel as well as the Waldorf Astoria.


The opening number Autumn Leaves featured Birmingham brassman Andy Peate in duo with Dave Luckhurst playing his Roland keyboard followed by Satin Doll. By the way, this was a drummerless gig but the groove was there! I liked the bop quotes that Andy cleverly inserted into his solos on these tunes.


Then it was time for Daryl and Greg to be featured and with Daryl on keyboard and vocals Dave reverting to bass duties and Greg playing soulful alto sax and flute, the sound filled the room. This is another place with good acoustics. They were occasionally joined by Andy on flugelhorn and everyone excelled on Girl From Ipanema, always a good blowing vehicle. 


Talking to Greg and Daryl after the gig they both seemed very pleased with the way things went and I have a feeling they may do another re-union gig. Next year maybe? Mike Farmer.


More info re jazz at Wilmslow can be found on www.grahambrookjazz.co.uk

 

Autumn Leaves Satin Doll; You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To; Night and Day; I'm Just a Lucky So and So; Secret Love; Give me a Kiss to Build A Dream On; Days of Wine and Roses; Girl from Ipanema; Jumping With Symphony Sid; In a Mellow Tone; Skylark’ I Was Doing Alright; S’Wonderful’

1 comment :

Lance said...

Greg and Daryl on the one gig! I'd have done the Pennine Walk, backwards, barefoot over burning coals to be there!* My favourite singer and my favourite sax player - how come the north east missed out on this one? Any pics Mike?

*Or at least I'd have got the train!

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