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 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”
Paul Taylor is an accomplished and unique pianist who has been releasing music since 2013. In January 2021, he released Via with New Jazz and Improvised Music Recordings – the album is expansive in its musical and improvisational reach, but even more so, in its sensitivity. To the average listener, Via poses challenges through itsContinue reading “Paul Taylor – Via”
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”
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’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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