Matt Carmichael Quartet – Livestream Review

Last night, on International Jazz Day, Scottish saxophonist Matt Carmichael and his quartet performed at The Globe in Newcastle. A finalist in BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020 and winner of the Peter Whittingham Development Award 2019, Carmichael has much acclaim to his name and there was great anticipation and excitement surrounding his livestream performance. WithContinue reading “Matt Carmichael Quartet – Livestream Review”

Aurora with Zoë Gilby and Noel Dennis – Livestream Review

Well-known in the North East jazz scene, vocalist Zoë Gilby launched her new album Aurora on Friday evening, performing at Gosforth Civic Theatre. Gilby’s new album concept is a compelling one: taking the melodies from the songs of American trumpet player Tom Harrell, she has written lyrics for them which appreciate, reshape and renew hisContinue reading “Aurora with Zoë Gilby and Noel Dennis – Livestream Review”

Télémaque – The King’s Hall Concert

Télémaque are a trio of improvisers, made up of Joe McPhee, John Pope, and Paul Hession. Their debut recording, The King’s Hall Concert, has just been released in April 2020, but it’s actually a live recording from Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music back in 2018. The trio performed their set in 2018 toContinue reading “Télémaque – The King’s Hall Concert”

John Pope Quintet – Livestream at The Globe

Jazz North East and The Globe treated us to another amazing live jazz performance on Sunday evening, as they continue their series of livestreams featuring both music and comedy. This week the John Pope Quintet graced us with a mixture of original compositions from their new album Mixed With Glass, a tribute to Ornette Coleman,Continue reading “John Pope Quintet – Livestream at The Globe”

Wandering Monster – Livestream at The Globe

Contemporary jazz quintet Wandering Monster performed a live set at The Globe in Newcastle on a wintery Sunday evening, and it turned out to be one of the highlights of the month. Although many music lovers are apprehensive about livestreamed gigs, Wandering Monster’s musical talent, dynamic energy and invigorating improvisation allowed the virtual audience toContinue reading “Wandering Monster – Livestream at The Globe”

John Pope Quintet – Mixed With Glass

John Pope Quintet’s debut album has just been released in January 2021 – even though the Quintet have played together since 2016, they have never released a group recording. Having performed live at jazz festivals for years and become established in the UK jazz scene, John Pope Quintet’s recorded work is long anticipated. Mixing aContinue reading “John Pope Quintet – Mixed With Glass”

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