The Mouth of the Tyne festival was excellent as always. I didn’t get to see as much of it as I wanted, but I saw some great Blues (Stax Brothers), an excellent French jazz band who were fabulous, the Blockheads who were stonking. Finally, I got to see Courtney Pine again — I’ve managed to miss him for the last 15 years, so it was particularly irritating that the rain made me miss some of this.

Originally published on my old blog site.