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Hugh Masekela: “I advise every kid to check out their past because without a past you are in limbo.” (Songlines December 2017)

Leo Richardson: “I think your image is really important. You look at those old Blue Note recordings and you look at the liner note, the booklet and they’re in the studio and they’re wearing shirt and ties. They used to wear suits all the time.” – (Jazzwise December 2017/January 2018)

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 Saturday December 16

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Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band -Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regent Farm Road, Gosforth NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 7:30pm. Second night of two.

An Evening of Swing & Sparkle - National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL. 7:00pm. Tel: 0191 515 5555 (booking essential). £35.00. Rat Pack act, four course meal.

No Time for Jive - The Tannery, Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3QD. Tel: 01434 605537. 9:00pm. Free.

Lyndon Anderson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Snow Ball - St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Oakwellgate, Gateshead NE8 2AU. Tel: 0191 433 4699. 7:00pm. £19.00. Strictly Speakeasy (swing band) & Lindy jazz dance.

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

Monday, July 04, 2016

Brass: Durham International Festival

(Preview by Russell)
Brass: Durham International Festival or in common parlance Durham International Brass Festival. Whatever it chooses to call itself, the 2016 event is one week away. Beginning a week today - Monday 11 July - community centres, museums, parks, a bridge, a school, a brewery and a boathouse share a common purpose…to transform County Durham into an all-singing-all-dancing capital of brass!
Durham City’s tourist trap cobbled streets become ‘Streets of Brass’ over the weekend of Saturday 16th/Sunday 17th July with a brass band of one sort or another popping up outside a pub, on Framwellgate Bridge, the Market Place, and sundry other locations from eleven in the morning to late afternoon. During the week Murton, Newton Aycliffe, Spennymoor and Stanley are just four of several locations across County Durham to host a brass band. 
New York Brass Band (York, England!), Oompah Brass, the Always Drinking Marching Band (hic!), the German Trombone Vibration and Mr Wilson’s Second Liners will play a set in schools, museums and parks. If you’re in Durham during the week, you’ll find it all but impossible to avoid a brass attack.
Durham’s Gala Theatre stages a couple of big events; on Friday 15th at 7:15pm the Hot 8 Brass Band appears with support from Leeds-based Portmanteau, currently building a big reputation having been selected to tour on the Northern Line scheme. The Hot 8s perform gigs way beyond the jazz sphere having worked with Mos Def and others. Tickets at £16 are selling fast. 
On Sunday afternoon (3:00pm, July 17th) a traditional brass band concert features the distinguished Fairey Brass Band. Tickets: £18 (£16 concessions).
The Battle of the Somme is commemorated in this centenary year at Durham Cathedral. The Durham Hymns is a major new brass work which will be premiered on Saturday 16th (7:30pm). The Centenary Choir and Brass Band together with Voices of Hope with lyrics by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy will remember the many soldiers of the Durham Light Infantry wounded, killed or reported missing in action at the Somme. The music has been composed by Orlando Gough, Jessica Curry and Jonathan Bates.
Russell.
For tickets and further details visit www.brassfestival.co.uk.                          

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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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