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14264 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 483 of them this year alone and, so far, 83 this month (May 26).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Sat 28: Whitley Bay Carnival: Northern Monkey Brass Band (1:00-1:45pm & 4:00-4:45pm); Baghdaddies (2:00-2:45pm & 5:00-5:45pm) @ Spanish City Plaza Arena, Whitley Bay. Northern Monkey Brass Band (2:30-2:45pm) @ Rainbow Corner (Marine Ave.), Whitley Bay.

Sun 29 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Hartlepool United Supporters’ Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Groovetrain @ Tyne Bar, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 29: Zoë Gilby Quartet @ Allendale Village Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sun 29: Two of a Mind: Sue Ferris-Steve Summers Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 29: Jam session @ Fabio's Bar, Durham. 8:00pm. A Durham Uni Jazz Soc event. All welcome.
Sun 29: Cedric Burnside @ Cluny, Newcastle. Superb Mississippi hill country blues!

Mon 30: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

June

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 02: The Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Walled Garden, Gibside National Trust, NE16 6BG. 12.30 - 3.30pm.
Thu 02: (?) Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 02: House of the Back Gardenia @ Gilsland Village Hall. 7:00pm.
Thu 02: The Blues Band @ Whitley Bay Playhouse. 7:30pm.
Thu 02: Thursday Night Prayer Meeting @ The Globe, Newcastle. Featured performers: Tony Bevan & Williwaw. 7:30pm. Free admission (donations). Upstairs.
Thu 02: Atom Eyes @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free.
Thu 02: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 02: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 03: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Bywell Hall, Stocksfield. 2:00pm.
Fri 03: Sam Braysher Trio @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm. Braysher, Matyas Gayer, John Williamson.
Fri 03: Ruth Lambert Quartet @ The Vault, Hexham. 7:30pm (doors). £15.00.
Fri 03: Lee Bates @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Blind Pig Blues Club.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Jazz Festival Memories 6: Daryl Sherman and Cécile McLorin Salvant @ Mike Durham's Classic Jazz Party 2013

A two singer gig featuring the reigning champ and the number one contender - Daryl Sherman and Cécile McLorin Salvant.

Daryl's career dated back to the last Artie Shaw Band whereas Cécile was the new kid on the block but already shooting high.

I'd first heard Daryl over a weekend in 2010 at the Saville (now the Exchange) in North Shields and the following night at Trinity Church, Gosforth. Digby Fairweather played trumpet on both sessions. I was captivated by her voice and her piano playing. There was just a touch of Blossom Dearie in there. Over the years we've had occasional contact online where she often displays her fascination with my name e.g. 'Lance - thanks a - lot' - priceless!

Cécile first came to my attention at this same venue (Village Hotel & Leisure Centre) back when it was the Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival. She was singing in a small offshoot away from the main hall and it was sardine full so I only heard enough to realise I was in the presence of a soon to be mega jazz star - I think it was a Billie Holiday tribute gig, or it may have been Bessie Smith - or both. Roly Veitch was on guitar - what a name to have on his palmares!

Our local songstress, Debra Milne secured an exclusive interview  with Cécile for BSH which can be read here:  Debra interview.

So, the scene was set for a memorable encounter. The theme was Lee Wiley and Daryl was able to tell many tales, as well as sing many numbers associated with Wiley. Cécile didn't have the stories but she knew the songs. Nobody could call this one. Possibly Daryl just clinched it by virtue of her piano playing. Not only were her vocal chops in the firing line but Jeff Barnhart was playing piano which meant she had to put up or shut up on two fronts!. Fortunately she met both challenges head on and everyone was happy, not least Lee Wiley who, if she was looking down from 'up there', probably thought that it was 'S Wonderful that she was being remembered by two such great singers duetting on a song she had herself recorded many years previous. A memorable afternoon - Lance

PS: in the photo Daryl is on the left, Cécile on the right with saxophonist Jean-Francois Bonnel - a regular at Whitley Bay - in the centre.

1 comment :

Daryl Sherman said...

Dearest Lance,
One more once, THANKS-A-LOT!
That Whitley Bay Fest with Cecile is absolutely one of my most treasured memories.
Thanks also to Mike Durham, I had a prior visit where I brought COLE (Porter)to NEWCASTLE via The Sage! I've seen Cecile only on occasion here in NYC but each time we fondly reminisce about sharing those wonderful Lee Wiley and Mildred Bailey songs. She'd just recently heard "Lull In My Life" but had never performed it. I played a bit of my arrangement for her and she was eager to try it. I don't know if you or anyone else in the audience could see this, but while I played piano for her remarkable singing, tears of joy and emotion flooded down my eyes. There's a video out there of that set and I'm forever grateful. Keep well and swinging y'all!

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