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Buddy Rich: "You either swing a band or you don't swing a band - (Metronome April 1956).

Sinclair Traill: “Well I don't think he (Chet Baker) can sing either.” – (Jazz Journal August 1956).

Submissions for review

Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to them all other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance

Today Thursday December 14

Afternoon
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Rd., nr. Newcastle NE27 0DA. 1:00pm. Free.

Interim Recitals (Final Year Music Students) - Recital Room, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University NE1 7RU. Inc. Ben Richardson (jazz piano) 10:00am.

Evening.
Maine Street Jazzmen - Potter’s Wheel, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5EE. 8:30pm.

Indigo Jazz Voices - The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £5.00.

Durham University Big Band - Riverside Bar, Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. 8:30pm (doors 8:00pm). Free admission. The band’s ‘Jazzy Christmas 5’.

Christmas Swing w Danny Reed - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES. 7:00pm. £18.95.

Tees Hot Club w. Richie Emmerson (tenor); Dave Archibold (keys) - Dorman’s, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. 8:00pm. Free Xmas Party Night.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm.

WCEA Big Band - Whitburn Church of England Academy, Whitburn SR6 7EF. Tel: 0191 529 3712. 7:00-9:30pm. £4.00. (£10.00. family of three). Tickets must be purchased in advance by December 8th. ‘Christmas Swing-a-long’ to include school choir. Whitburn Academy competes regularly at the annual Great North Big Band Jazz Festival.

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

Monday, July 06, 2015

New Century Ragtime Orchestra News

The New Century Ragtime Orchestra is delighted to announce a return visit by two international stars of jazz piano – Stephanie Trick (USA) and Paulo Alderighi (Italy), who will be performing with the NCRO at Gateshead's Caedmon Hall on Sunday evening, 26 July (concert starts at 7.30 pm).  The Caedmon Hall is part of the Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN, and there will be a licensed bar and ample free car parking.
Stephanie and Paulo have been performing together since 2010 across the USA, Europe and Japan, and this is one of their rare UK appearances.  Stephanie performs in the ragtime, stride and boogie woogie styles of Fats Waller and James P Johnson whereas Paulo focuses on the music of Erroll Garner, Earl Hines and Teddy Wilson.  Stephanie and Paulo will be performing solo, duo, and with the band, and last year's concert was a highly memorable evening's entertainment featuring two world-class jazz musicians.   Try looking them up on YouTube for a sneak preview!
Last year was a sell-out, and tickets (£15) are already going fast, so to secure your seat please reserve your ticket by calling Dave Kerr on 0191 281 4011, or by emailing him
ragtimedavekerr@aol.com.  Tickets are also available from Gateshead Council’s website, www.online.gateshead.gov.uk/EventTicketsOnline/pages/eventdetails.aspx?ky=3132 or telephone their box office on 0191 433 6965.
Also advance notice that the New Century will be appearing at the following venues later this year -
Sunday 11 October, 7.30 pm - Jazz by the Lake, Best Western Salutation Hotel, Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 9BX - to reserve tickets, contact Val Hopkins on 015394 32915.
This jazz break will also feature Keith Nichols' New Paramount Theatre Orchestra, John Hallam, Martin Litton, Spats Langham and Malcolm Sked on Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 October.
Friday 4 December, 7.30 pm - Saltburn Jazz Club, Saltburn Community & Arts Association, Albion Terrace, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS12 1JW  - 01287 624997 for details.
Sunday 6 December, 8.00 pm - Blaydon Jazz Club, Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21 4JJ - visitwww.blackbull-blaydon.co.uk/index.asp?pageid=601411 for details. 
Phil Rutherford
The New Century Ragtime Orchestra
This twelve-piece orchestra plays music from the dawn of Ragtime in the 1890’s through to the early Swing Era of the 1930’s.
Lovingly recreated from the original sheet music and painstakingly scored for full ensemble, we perform not only ragtime composers such as Scott Joplin but also the classic jazz and hot dance music of the 1920’s, and the early swing of Duke Ellington.

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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