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15103 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 122 of them this year alone and, so far, 20 this month (Feb. 6).

From This Moment On ...

February

Thu 09: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 4:00pm (this week only). Free.
Thu 09: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm. £5.00.
Thu 09: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. Guest band: Just Friends: Ian Bosworth (guitar); Richie Emmerson (sax); Dave Archbold (keys); Ron Smith (bass); Mark Hawkins (drums).

Fri 10: Alan Barnes w Dean Stockdale Trio @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 10: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 10: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 10: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 10: Alan Barnes w Dean Stockdale Trio @ Traveller's Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £12.00.

Sat 11: Slowlight Quartet @ The Rooms @ Immediate Audio, Unit 24, Morley's Yard South, Albion Row, Byker, Newcastle NE6 1PQ. 2:30pm. Tickets: www.wegottickets.com.
First gig of four (1/4). The Slowlights feat. YVA.
Sat 11: New Century Ragtime Orchestra @ King's Hall, Newcastle University. 7:00pm. £15.00. on the door.
Sat 11: Slowlight Quartet @ The Rooms @ Immediate Audio, Unit 24, Morley's Yard South, Albion Row, Byker, Newcastle NE6 1PQ. 7:30pm. Tickets: www.wegottickets.com. Second gig of four (2/4). The Slowlights feat. YVA. SOLD OUT!
Sat 11: Vermont Big Band & the Coast Connection @ The Seahorse, Whitley Bay FC. 7:30pm. £10.00. (inc. hot buffet), raffle. SOLD OUT!
Sat 11: The Rebelators @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 12: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. LAST SESSION!
Sun 12: Slowlight Quartet @ The Rooms @ Immediate Audio, Unit 24, Morley's Yard South, Albion Row, Byker, Newcastle NE6 1PQ. 2:30pm. Tickets: www.wegottickets.com. Third gig of four (3/4). The Slowlights feat. YVA.
Sun 12: Am Jam @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free. Jam session, all welcome.
Sun 12: Jive Aces @ Queen's Hall, Hexham. 7:30pm.
Sun 12: Slowlight Quartet @ The Rooms @ Immediate Audio, Unit 24, Morley's Yard South, Albion Row, Byker, Newcastle NE6 1PQ. 7:30pm. Tickets: www.wegottickets.com. Fourth gig of four (4/4). The Slowlights feat. YVA. SOLD OUT!
Sun 12: Sylvain Darrifourcq-Manuel Hermia-Valentin Ceccaldi @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion (upstairs).

Mon 13: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 13: Central Bar Quintet @ Central Bar, Gateshead. 7:30pm. £5.00. First set: The Central Bar Quintet plays Horace Silver's The Tokyo Blues (featuring Pete Tanton). Second set: standards & more (no jam session).

Tue 14: ???

Wed 15: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 15: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 15: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 15: Durham Univesity Jazz Orchestra w. Tiny Fred's Collective @ Mark Hillary Arts Centre, South Road, Collingwood College, Durham. 7:00pm. 'Jazz Night 1'. The evening begins with a jam session followed by a concert performance.
Wed 15: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 15: Syd Lawrence Orchestra: Big Band Brass @ Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.

Monday, September 05, 2022

Sunday Night Jazz @ the Globe: Tango Jazz Quartet - 4 de septiembre

(© S. Herrick)
Gustave Fermanich (clarinete/saxo tenor); Santiago Villalba (piano); Martín Rao de Vita (bajo); Marigo Pasculli (batería).

A lo largo de los años, incluso desde el nacimiento del jazz, el jazz se ha fusionado con muchos géneros semi-relacionados como: ragtime, clásico, rock, pop, rap, hip-hop y bossa todos con mayor o menor grado de compatibilidad, tal vez conviviendo con el tango argentino y sus vástagos indígenas interpretado por la TJQ ha sido, al menos en la función de esta noche, el más exitoso.

Escuché al cuarteto en el Globe en 2016, pero eso no disminuyó el deleite que compartí con la audiencia con capacidad inferior a la anticipada que, en general, respondió con entusiasmo. Aparte de Fermanich, los nombres eran diferentes pero mantenían la capacidad de balancearse y surcar los ritmos relacionados con el tango. A diferencia de la última vez, nadie bailó, posiblemente porque en ocasiones anteriores tuvieron una sesión de milonga en la tarde y los terpsicoreanos se quedaron para el concierto.

Pasculli tenía un kit de batería minimalista (caja, bajo, hi-hat, platillo), pero sus solos, ya sea con las manos o con baquetas, daban crédito al dicho de que menos es más: ¡fenomenal!

(© S. Herrick)
Fermanich hizo sonar un tenor y un clarinete ronco gruñendo como un Pee Wee Russell moderno. La forma de tocar de Villalba abarcó todo el espectro, desde el romanticismo delicado hasta los vuelos salvajes de la fantasía, mientras que el bajista de Vita, usando un instrumento de seis cuerdas sin cabeza, fue el epítome del apoyo sólido.

Parte de una gira europea de seis semanas con 37 conciertos que comenzó en Serbia y terminará en Francia. La etapa del Reino Unido incluyó Pizza Express en Londres, Matt y Phreds en Manchester junto con conciertos en Luton, Bath, Cardiff y Abergavenny, una banda muy transitada!

Si el texto en español no es exacto, no me culpe a mí, culpe a la interpretación del VAR de Google y todos sabemos que el VAR a veces lo hace bien. Lance

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Gustave Fermanich (clarinet/tenor sax); Santiago Villalba (piano); Martin Rao de Vita (bass guitar); Marigo Pasculli (drums).

Over the years, even since the birth of jazz, jazz has fused with many semi-related genres such as: ragtime, classical, rock, pop, rap, hip-hop and bossa all with a greater or lesser degree of compatibility. Perhaps cohabiting with the Argentinian tango and its indigenous offsprings as performed by the TJQ has, at least on tonight's performance, been the most successful.

I'd heard the quartet at the Globe back in 2016 but that didn't diminish the delight I shared with the less than anticipated capacity audience who, in the main, responded enthusiastically. Apart from Fermanich, the names were different but they maintained the ability to swing and groove over the tango related rhythms. Unlike last time, nobody danced, possibly because on previous occasions they had a milonga dance session in the afternoon and the terpsichoreans hung about for the concert.

Pasculli had a minimalistic drum kit (snare, bass, hi-hat, cymbal) but his solos whether using hands or sticks gave credence to the adage that less is more - phenomenal!

Fermanich blew some booting tenor and croaky clarinet growling like a latter-day Pee Wee Russell. Villalba's playing encompassed the whole spectrum from delicate romanticism to wild flights of fancy whilst bassman de Vita, using a six string headless, was the epitome of solid support.

Part of a six week European tour with 37 gigs that began in Serbia and will end in France the UK leg included Pizza Express in London, Matt and Phreds in Manchester along with gigs in Luton, Bath, Cardiff and Abergavenny - a well-travelled band!

If the Spanish text is less than accurate, don't blame me, blame Google's VAR interpretation and we all know that VAR does occasionally get it right! Lance

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