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16590 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 483 of them this year alone and, so far, 29 this month (July 14).

From This Moment On ...

July

Sun 21: Paul Skerritt @ Hibou Blanc, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 21: Salty Dog @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 21: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free. Sun 21: The Big Easy @ The White Room, Stanley. 5:00pm.
Sun 21: Ben Crosland Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 22: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 23: Nomade Swing Trio @ Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury. 7:30pm. £10.00. Tickets from Tully’s of Rothbury or at the door (cash only). A Coquetdale Jazz event.

Wed 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 24: Nomade Swing Trio @ Café Needles Eye, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea. 6:00pm. Reservations: 01670 641224.
Wed 24: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 24: The Ronnie Scott’s Story @ The Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Wed 24: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 24: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.

Thu 25: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. Ragtime piano. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 25: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Garry Hadfield (keys); Noel Dennis (tpt); Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Adrian Beadnell (bass).
Thu 25: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.

Fri 26: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 26: Nomade Swing Trio @ Repas7 by Night, Berwick. 7:30pm. Free.
Fri 26: Stuart Turner @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Fri 26: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.
Fri 26: Bold Big Band @ Old Coal Yard, Byker, Newcastle. 9:30pm. A Newcastle Fringe Festival event.

Sat 27: BBC Proms: BBC Introducing stage @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 12 noon. Free. Line-up inc. Abbie Finn Trio (2:50pm); Dilutey Juice (3:50pm); SwanNek (5:00pm); Rivkala (6:00pm).
Sat 27: Nomade Swing Trio @ Billy Bootlegger’s, Ouseburn, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Free.
Sat 27: Mississippi Dreamboats @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sat 27: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.
Sat 27: Theon Cross + Knats @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 10:00pm. £22.00. BBC Proms: BBC Introducing Stage (Sage Two). A late night gig.

Monday, December 06, 2021

Preview: Art Blakey's Moanin' at Central Bar - Dec. 13

It was back in October when Stuart McLean-Fowler launched a new night - gig plus jam session - at Gateshead's Central Bar. BSH was in attendance to hear Stuart's quintet play, in it's entirety, Blue Mitchell's The Thing to Do. And what a night it was! Trumpeter Stuart, tenor saxophonist Jamie Toms, pianist Alan Law, bassist Mick Shoulder and drummer John Bradford tore it up! There was a good turn out, too. Not at all bad for a first night. The jam session which followed was something else - Harry Keeble blowing great tenor, Michael Lamb's explosive bop trumpet playing, and, a real treat, the BBC Big Band's Martin Williams just happened to be in town and just happened to have his tenor with him. What a night it was!

Last month, BSH's Editor-in-Chief went along to Half Moon Lane (the Gateshead side of the High Level Bridge) to check it out for himself. The same quintet, this time tackling Freddie Hubbard's Open Sesame album. The same result, some terrific Blue Note jazz!December's album is Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers' 1958 Blue Note recording Moanin'  (originally titled Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers). Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, the line-up couldn't be bettered - Lee Morgan, Benny Golson (he's still with us, still playing at the age of 92), Bobby Timmons, Jymie Merritt and the man, Art Blakey. So, Monday 13, 7:30 prompt start, a fiver admission, get your ticket (and a beer) from the bar downstairs. Wow! It's going to be some session!

November's session was terrific, however, other than the brilliant Harry Keeble, there was a distinct lack of jam session sitters-in. Perhaps the five quid admission charge put them off. Who knows? Hopefully some will bring along their horn, part with a fiver and the night will be, as they say, 'something else'!  Russell

1 comment :

Lance said...

Yes, fantastic to hear these Blue Note sessions reproduced so authentically and well worth a fiver. However, here's the rub. Asking jammers to pay a fiver to play for nothing is asking a lot as there are established sessions where they can blow for free. I appreciate this could be difficult to arrange. Someone carrying a sax case - no prob - a singer, a pianist? Perhaps jammers, and for the success for this excellent operation, should be asked to register in advance and maybe be at least offered a drink on the house.Thoughts ...

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