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16246 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 128 of them this year alone and, so far, 72 this month (Feb. 29).

From This Moment On ...

March
Fri 01: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 01: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 01: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 01: Wind Ensemble + Big Band + Jazz Combo + R&B Band @ Boiler House, Newcastle University. 5:30pm. Free.
Fri 01: Joseph Carville Trio @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm.
Fri 01-Sun 03: Great North Big Band Jazz Festival @ Park View Community Centre, Chester-le-Street. From 8:00pm Friday. Weekend ticket: £20.00.
Fri 01: King Bees @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig. Blind Pig Blues Club.
Fri 01: Great North Big Band Jazz Festival @ Park View Community Centre, Chester-le-Street. £10.00. Day 1/3. Musicians Unlimited + Festival Band.

Sat 02: Great North Big Band Jazz Festival @ Park View Community Centre, Chester-le-Street. 11:00am. £15.00.. Day 2/3. Senior bands in competition.
Sat 02: Frog & Henry @ St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm.£10.00. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club. Superb Anglo-American band!
Sat 02: The Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Repas7 by Night, 7 West St, Berwick TD15 1AS, 07900 627562. Tapas Specials from 5.00pm - showtime 8.00pm.
Sat 02: Cuba Libre @ Revolución de Cuba, Cloth Market, Newcastle. 6:00-9:00pm. Free.
Sat 02: Jeffrey Hewer Trio @ The Vault, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free.
Sat 02: Durham University Big Band @ Durham Students' Union, New Elvet, Durham. 7:30pm. £8.00.
Sat 02: Tom Remon & Laurence Harrison @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Sat 02: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Red Lion, Earsdon. 8:00pm. £3.00. The band’s 25th anniversary gig!
Sat 02: John Logan @ The Dyvels, Corbridge. 8:00pm. Rat Pack-style swing.

Sun 03: Great North Big Band Jazz Festival @ Park View Community Centre, Chester-le-Street. 11:00am. £10.00.. Day 3/3. School & Youth bands in competition.
Sun 03: Smokin’ Spitfires @ the Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm. £7.50.
Sun 03: Alan Law Trio plays Ahmad Jamal’s At the Pershing: But Not for Me & more @ Central Bar, Gateshead. 2:00pm. £10.00. The music of Ahmad Jamal.
Sun 03: Alice Grace & Ben Helm @ St Francis’ Church, High Heaton, Newcastle. 2:00-5:00pm. £12.00. (children free admission). A Children’s Society fundraiser. Two x 30 mins sets. Refreshments available, child-friendly event with participation of children encouraged!
Sun 03: Sax Choir @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00-5:00pm. Free (donations). Monthly workshop, all welcome (participant and/or listener).
Sun 03: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 03: ’58 Jazz Collective @ St George’s Venue, Park Road, Hartlepool. 3:30pm (refreshments from 2:30pm). £6.00.
Sun 03: Down for the Count: A Century of Swing @ The Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:00pm.
Sun 03: SH#RP Collective @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 03: Remy CB @ Blues & Bourbon, Nelson St., Newcastle. 9:00pm. Free. Newcastle University music student Remy Coulthard Boardman.

Mon 04: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 05: Jam session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free. House trio: Joe Steels, Paul Grainger, Michael Mather.

Wed 06: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 06: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 06: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Thu 07: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 07: Ray Stubbs R & B All Stars @ The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Thu 07: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig. Ragtime piano.
Thu 07: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm.

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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