A letter from America
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by Lance
3h ago
A couple of stamps from a friend in NYC. Lance ..read more
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Jazz on the Tyne welcomes Graeme Wilson, saxophones & more!
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by Lance
1d ago
Jazz on the Tyne presents the best in jazz from North East England and beyond. In this edition, I chat with saxophonist and composer Graeme Wilson about his latest album “The Seasons in the City” by the band Monsterosa, featuring songs and instrumentals that were inspired by the Marcovaldo stories of Italo Calvino. I play music from this album, together with saxophone-led tracks by Vasilis ..read more
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Album review: Lauren White - Making it up as we go Along
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by Lance
2d ago
Lauren White (vocals); Quinn Johnson (piano, Rhodes); Larry Koonse (guitar on 3 tks);  Kevin Axt (bass); Trey Henry  (bass on 1 tk); Brian Swartz   (trumpet on 4 tks); Katisse Buckingham (sax, flute on 4 tks); Chris Wabich (drums on 4 tks); Dan Schnelle (drums on 4 tks); Ray Brinker (drums on 1 tk); Paul Jost (vocal on 1 tk)White's fifth album and the fourth to have been ..read more
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Album review: Uroboro – A Story Like Fire (Discus Music)
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by Lance
2d ago
Andy Champion (bass on disc 2); Laura Cole (piano & keyboard); Anton Hunter (guitar & electronics); Johnny Hunter (drums); Keith Jafrate (saxophones & spoken word); John Pope (bass & electronics on disc 1) Despite its fine cover, this one passed me by when it was released last year, and, I think, I found it on a John Pope discography somewhere. One look at the line-up would ..read more
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Olly Styles @ King's Hall, Newcastle University - Feb. 29
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by Lance
2d ago
Olly Styles (tenor sax); Jacob Egglestone (trumpet); Conor Emery (trombone); Jenny Sykes ? (keyboards); Jamie Watkins (bass guitar); Josh Weir (drums)Four o'clock, Thursday, term time in King's Hall it's student performances, ranging from classical to folk, rock and pop, and, of course, jazz. This week, tenor saxophonist Olly Sykes represented the jazz element here at Newcastle University.&nbsp ..read more
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Paul Hartley Trio + Jeff Guntren @ the Railway, Stockport - Feb. 27
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by Lance
3d ago
(© Jeff Pritchard)Jeff Guntren (tenor sax); Paul Hartley (guitar); Ken Marley (bass); Eryl Roberts (drums).As Paul explained at the start of show, he had tried to book Jeff Guntren on two previous occasions but Jeff, unfortunately, had had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. Originally from Davenport, Iowa, USA, Jeff now resides in Bramhall which is a small village not far from Stockport ..read more
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Preview: The Great North Big Band Jazz Festival (March 1 - 3)
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by Lance
3d ago
It's that time of year again. For the big band fan, this weekend all roads lead to Chester-le-Street. Now in its 21st year, the Great North Big Band Jazz Festival attracts big bands from all points, keen to participate in one of the great events in the big band calendar. Year round preparations are all but complete, the weather forecast is set fair (ie no snow!), let (friendly) battle ..read more
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Emma Wilson - Memphis Soul
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by Lance
4d ago
Good to see north east born blues and soul singer Emma Wilson's latest album Memphis Soul being reviewed (***) within the hallowed pages of the March issue of DownBeat. Coupled with her recent interview - and stunning cover photo - in a recent issue of Blues Matters suggests that the future looks good.Visit Emma's website for more info and listen to a few songs. LanceLISTEN ..read more
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Gramofun
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by Lance
5d ago
(Press release) In a months time we are honoured to be playing our 78s for a couple of hours at The HMV store, 363 Oxford Street. We will of course be using exclusively His Master's Voice wind-up gramophones. Our playlist will be from the 1920s and 1930s, concentrating on British dance bands.So make a date for Thursday 21st March at 2pm at The HMV store, 363 Oxford Street, London.Please share ..read more
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(Press release) NN North Sea Jazz Festival 2024 – Rotterdam Ahoy Centre
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by Lance
5d ago
This year's North Sea 'Jazz' Festival programme has been announced. Friday 12 July: Amaro Freitas Trio; Avishai Cohen Bande Iroko; Brittany Howard; Chucho Valdés: Irakere 50; corto.alto; D.K. Harrell; Emily King; Henri Texier 'An Indian's Life'; Jamie Cullum; Kinga Głyk; Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet 'The Next Step Reunion Tour'; Kymara; Laufey; Lehmanss Brothers; Myra Melford - Fire &amp ..read more
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