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Cécile McLorin Salvant: “I feel like once the song is gone, it’s gone. Music is the fleeting art form – it should be.”(Down Beat October 2017).

John Beasley: “So many jazz band leaders nowadays, they really want to plan out their sets. I came up with guys that read the crowd.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017)

Today Friday November 24

Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Monkseaton Arms, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.

Graham Hardy & Paul Edis @ Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. 03000 266 600. 1:00pm. £5.00.

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Evening

Sandrani - Jazz Café, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:45pm. £10.00. & £8.00. JNE Women Make Music.

Swamp Hoppers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Skidoo 52: The Joint Is Jumpin’ - Middleton & Tonbridge Village Hall, Middleton, Morpeth NE61 4RA. 01670 772600. 7:30pm. £8.00. adult, £4.00. child.

Rendezvous Jazz - Riverdale Hall Country House Hotel, Bellingham NE48 2JT. 01434 435402. Three-day event, two night stay £164.00.pp, band performing evening Friday 24 & Saturday 25.

Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

GIJF: The (almost) Complete Works.

I think we can say that we did the 2017 edition of GIJF rather proud this year! Almost a blanket coverage with possibly more to come!
Thank you to Ann, Russell, Steve T, Steve H, Ken Drew, Hugh C and everyone else who chipped in.
It was quite a weekend!
Reviews:

Laura Jurd's Dinosaur & Daniel Herskedal.
Clare Teal & her Hollywood Orchestra.
Binker & Moses.
Dean Stockdale Trio.
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Three Nations Under One Groove.
ICP & Garibaldi Plop Orchestra.
Ronnie Scott's All Stars.
GoGo Penguin & Shobaleader.
Miles Mosley.
Jam Session.
All About the Concourse.
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Sulzmann/Iles duo/Trish Clowes 'My Iris' Quartet. 
Jambone w. Zoe Gilby & Matt Anderson.
Jazz Africa/Jazz Cuba.
Alan Broadbent & Georgia Mancio Songbook Quartet.
Paul Edis (solo piano).
John Pope Quintet.
Family Jazz All Stars w. Zoe Gilby.
Thomasz Stanko Quartet.
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Festival Fringing.
Before and After.

Lance.

1 comment :

Steve T said...

Family stuff meant I missed Friday and most of sat, but I'd more or less made that decision beforehand. The 3 shows I may have been interested in were Laura Jurd, Binker + Moses and GoGo Penguin, all of whom I saw at the Sage last year, and I'd rather have Jurd just with her Dinosaurs, B+M as a support act and GGP as a headline, the headliners dividing opinion on whether it was Jazz or any good, with no obvious decisions along lines of age, regular or visitor, geek or philistine, musician or not.
Miles Mosley was brilliant but a part of me held out hope for the earthquake I still anticipate.
Popes Ornette Quintet meant I was there for Trish Clowes, which I enjoyed more than the album, which may or may not have been the Ross Stanley affect. Incidentally the first time I ever saw him live was with Steve Howes Jazz trio, featuring his son Dylan Howe on drums.
Sunday night was great too but as relevant to readers of Songlines as Jazzwise, and while the first band were probably Jazz first and the second (and best) certainly were, it was only mildly disappointing that the final act of the festival was world music first and Jazz second or third; but I split hairs.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
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