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16233 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 115 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (Feb. 23).

From This Moment On ...

February 2024

Sat 24: NUJO Jazz Jam @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm (doors). Free (donations). A Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra event, all welcome.
Sat 24: Bradley Creswick’s Western Swingfonia @ Hexham Abbey, Hexham. 7:30pm. £15.00. A fundraiser for Hexham Abbey.
Sat 24: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 25: Musicians Unlimited @ The Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 25: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:30pm. Free.
Sun 25: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 25: Lindsay Hannon: Tom Waits for No Man + Lee Maddison @ Laurels, Whitley Bay. 4:00pm (3:30pm doors). £11.00., £8.80. inc. bf. SOLD OUT!
Sun 25: Bex Burch + Rachel Musson @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £11.00. Two solo performances. JNE.
Sun 25: Jazz Jam @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. A Durham University Jazz Society event. All welcome.

Mon 26: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 27: Ruth Lambert Quartet @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 8:00pm (7:00pm doors). £12.00., £10.00. (adv.).

Wed 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 28: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 28: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 29: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 29: Student Performances @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 4:00pm. Free. Inc. Olly Styles (saxophone).
Thu 29: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:00pm. Free.
Thu 27: Student Jazz Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Thu 29: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Josh Bentham (alto sax); Graham Thompson (keys); Adrian Beadnell (bass).

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: TBC @ 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.

Complete Discs To Die For To Date

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else<br>
Cannonball Adderley - Work Song<br>
Cannonball Adderley Quintet In San Francisco.<br>
Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives and Sevens<br>
Louis Armstrong Plays W.C.Handy<br>
Chet Baker-Art Pepper - The Route<br>
Count Basie - The Atomic Mr. Basie.<br>
Bix Beiderbecke - the Singing the Blues/I'm Coming Virginia session.<br>
Tony Bennett/Bill Evans "Together Again"<br>
Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album [with Days of Wine and Roses etc]<br>
Art Blakey - Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - '' Moanin' ''<br>
Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet.: Study In Brown.<br>
Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet - [the one with Joy Spring, Jordu etc]<br>
Clifford Brown Joy Spring.<br>
Donald Brown - Car Tunes
Don Byas/Paul Gonsalves/Ben Webster - The Three Tenors
Charlie Byrd: Blues For Night People
June Christy/Stan Kenton - Duet.
Buck Clayton Jam Session.
Ornette Coleman/Pat Metheny - Song X
John Coltrane - Africa Brass.
John Coltrane - Blue Trane
Chick Corea - Light as a Feather.
Miles Davis - The Complete Concert 1964
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Miles Davis - Miles Davis Live in Europe
Miles Davis - Nefertiti.
Blossom Dearie - Blossom time at Ronnie Scott's
Walt Dickerson - Tell Us Only The Beautiful Things
Harry Edison, Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You?
Duke Ellington - And His Mother Called Him Bill.
Duke Ellington: 'The Webster-Blanton Band' (3 CD set on Bluebird)
Duke Ellington – Ellington at Newport ‘56
Kurt Elling - Flirting With Twilight.
Bill Evans, Waltz for Debbie
Bill Evans - With Symphony Orchestra.
Ella Fitzgerald - Sings Cole Porter.
Ella Fitzgerald with Ellis Larkins - Songs in a Mellow Mood.
Jan Garbarek - Afric Pepperbird
Erroll Garner - Concert by the Sea
Dizzy Gillespie - Trumpet Kings at Montreux 1975.
Benny Goodman - The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert
Benny Goodman Sextet – with Cootie and Christian.
Dexter Gordon - Go!
The Great Jazz Trio - Someday My Prince Will Come
Jim Hall/Ron Carter - 'Alone Together'
Lionel Hampton/Charlie Shavers – “Just Jazz Concert”
Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage
Barry Harris Trio - Live At The Jazz Workshop
Hampton Hawes Trio Volume 1
Coleman Hawkins - The Stanley Dance Sessions
Coleman Hawkins-The Hawk Relaxes.
Coleman Hawkins - How Deep Is the Ocean (1943)
The Hot Horn Happening(Mark Nightingale, Brian Kellock Ricky Woodard,Jeff Clayton) - Live in Paris
Abdullah Ibraham - The Mountain
Ahmed Jamal - The Awakenung
Keith Jarrett - The Melody At Night with You
Eddie Jefferson - Letter from Home
J.J.Johnson/Al Grey-Things Are Getting Better All The Time.
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis - Potpourri
Richie Kamuca/Mundell Lowe - 'Richie'
Brian Kellock, Live at Henry's
Stan Kenton - Artistry in Rhythm.
Carol Kidd - When I dream
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Kirkatron
Lambert, Hendricks and Ross! - The Hottest New Group in Jazz
Humphrey Lyttelton - Triple Exposure
Wynton Marsalis - Wynton Marsalis Quartet Live at Blues Alley
Tina May/Nikki Iles - Change of Sky.
Carmen McCrae - Carmen Sings Monk
Pat Methany - Secret Story.
Pat Metheny - Works
Mezzrow-Bechet Quintet - Really the Blues
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots
Charles Mingus - Ah Um (2)
Charles Mingus, 'The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady'
Charles Mingus - Tijuana Moods.
MJQ - The Last Concert
Hank Mobley Quartet: Soul Station.
Thelonious Monk - Criss Cross.
Wes Montgomery/Johnny Griffin - 'Life at Zsubo's.
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder.
James Morrison/Ray Brown - Two the Max
Jelly Roll Morton Red Hot Peppers (1926 sessions - in many formats)
Gerry Mulligan - Night Lights
Gerry Mulligan-Presenting The Gerry Mulligan Sextet.
Gerry Mulligan - The Original Quartet & Tentette
David Murray, Morning Song
Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie: Live at Massey Hall.
William Parker Quartet with Leena Conquest, Raining on the Moon
Joe Pass - Live at Long Beach City College
Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section
Oscar Peterson - Night Train
Bobby Previte - Hue And Cry
Freddie Redd, the Connection
Joshua Redman - Elastic
Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grappelli "Stars of the Hot Club".
Buddy Rich - Big Swing Face
Sonny Rollins, The Bridge
Charlie Rouse - Yeah!
Artie Shaw - The Swinging Big Bands (1938/1945)
Horace Silver - Song For My Father.
Frank Sinatra "In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning".
Muggsy Spanier – The Great 16.
Steps Ahead - Smokin in the Pit.
Tierney Sutton - Blue in Green.
Art Tatum/BenWebster Quartet - Gone with the Wind.
Bobby Timmons - Here Is Bobby Timmons.
Jim Tomlinson - The Lyric .
Mel Torme/George Shearing The Complete Concorde Sessions.
Stan Tracey - Genesis
Various - The Pannasie Sessions.
Weather Report - Black Market.
Ben Webster - The Quintet Sessions
Ben Webster - Soulville
Norma Winstone - Another Time Another Place.
Steve Andrews said...
If I had to choose just one "Disc to Die For" it would have to be Coleman Hawkins' 1943 recording of "How Deep is the Ocean?" - Wow! For me, this sums up the sound of the tenor.....

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