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Elkie Brooks: “He [Eric Delaney] was most surprised I could sing ‘Misty’ which is quite a big ballad.” – (R’N’R November/December 2017)

Norma Winstone: “I think a lot of young musicians are doing good stuff and trying to find a way, but I think it’s more difficult now because there’s no funding.” – (Jazzwise December 2017/January 2018)

Today Saturday February 24

Afternoon

Nikki Iles Masterclass - Music Department, Durham University, Palace Green, Durham DH13RL. 1:30pm. £.3.00. Open to the public as observers.

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hardwick Arms Hotel, 1 North End, Sedgefield TS21 2AZ. Tel: 01740 622305. 1:30pm. Free.

Evening

Billy Bootleggers All-Star Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Customs House Big Band - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES. Tel: 0191 454 1234. 7:30pm. £12.00.

Mighty Smokin’ Spitfires - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. 8:00pm (doors). £10.00. Augmented line-up: David Blakey (trumpet), Lloyd Howell (perc.).

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

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Madeleine Peyroux @ Sage Gateshead. November 25.

Madeleine Peyroux (vcl/gtr); Jason Rebello (keys) + string quartet, bass, guitar, drums.
Take These Chains From My Heart sang Ms Peyroux in the slightly laconic, laid back manner that had drawn a goodly throng to Hall One. We weren't disappointed. The sometimes controversial songstress was in good voice. Randy Newman's Guilty kept the momentum flowing with the string quartet used to great effect.
The guitar came into play for Bye Bye Love followed by a drinking song then Born To Lose. This was a really depressive plea from the inner soul and I wondered if perhaps they shouldn't have erected safety nets in case anyone on Level Two decided to jump. It was that kind of song. Peyroux herself confessed that there weren't many happy songs on the set list!
One of them (happy songs) was I Hear Music which, apart from the chanteuse's vocal, featured solos all round including an impressive piano blast from Jason Rebello. Rebello also impressed on Hammond B3 during Careless Love.
The show concluded with Walkin' After Midnight and This is Heaven. Come to think of it, listening to Peyroux was pretty much like being beyond the pearly gates - Heaven indeed.
Earlier, singer/songwriter/guitar/vocalist Josephine had the daunting task of providing the opening support slot. The girl did good.
Lance.

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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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