TQ53 is available early May 2022 as part of a subscription or can be bought as a single issue. We think it’s rather good, and for the third issue in a row we’ve expanded it by 4 pages from the standard 28.


  • The cover design is by friend of TQ, Matt Atkins


  • An octogenarian shares his memories of digging the jazz scene in Northeast England


  • We untangle Late Works, Preparations - Objects of Art, Album and YouTube film of a Live Performance.  


  • There’s an appreciation of jazz trumpeter and bandleader Matthew Halsall


  • We get a sneak preview of the new Cowboy Flying Saucer album, Shin Bone, and we review it not once, but twice. It’s that good!


  • There’s a review of Auntie Joy 2 featuring Church Bells, Christian Alderson, Shunyata Improvisation Group, Kate Halsall, NofC and TarQuin.


  • We pop into the Tyneside Improvisers Workshop hosted by Faye MacCalman and John Pope


  • Check out the review of the live event entitled Between Bridges held at Durham Castle and featuring the sounds of Paul Taylor and the lights of Mick Stephenson.


  • We dissect the odd, weird and wonderfulness of Asylum by Greg Nieuwsma and Antonello Perfetto  


  • While stocks last, subscribers receive Yum Codes for one or more of the following.


  • The Art of Whisper by Wonderful Beasts

  • Heavy Gaze by Wonderful Beasts

  • A Pocket Guide to Wilderness – Deep Forests and Dark Woods of the British Isles by Dave Clarkson

  • A Pocket Guide to Subterrania – Mysterious Caves of the British Isles by Dave Clarkson

  • Asylum by Greg Nieuwsma and Antonello Perfetto  


Oh, and remember, TQ54 is a Ukraine fund raiser issue and is not part of a subscription. We are looking to have this bumper issue (with special goodies) available mid-June. Details on how to get your hands on a copy will be announced in due course.







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