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Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Wednesday July 24

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden. See above.

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues/Folk

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Live at the Side

Those of us who enjoyed the May 5th session by the Paul Edis Trio and Athenian tenorman Vasilis Xenopolous will be delighted to know that the session has been preserved for posterity on a CD available from Paul Edis's MySpace site.
It's a well recorded disc that captures perfectly what was for many the best night of the season, which makes it of a very high standard indeed. From the opening "Surrey With The Fringe On Top" to the closing "I Can't Get Started" which segués into "Autumn Leaves" this was pure class. The Greek tenor player swings like Rollins (Sonny) on "St.Thomas" and rhapsodises like Coleman (Hawkins) on "Body and Soul". Paul Edis, piano; Mick Shoulder, bass; and Adam Sinclair, drums; who also produced the album, provide the foundation for Xeno's flights of fancy.
A couple of minor crits; it is "Surrey with THE fringe on top" not "A fringe on top" and packaging it in a slimline case spoils the presentation. I'd also have liked a bit background info about the players. However, it's the music that counts and, on that score, well worth the ten bar asking price.

2 comments :

Liz said...

"With eisenglass curtains you can roll right down, in case there's a change in the weather"
Lance I have often wondered if that"weather"was meant to have a double meaning by the lyricist, in other words "whether"do you get my drift?

Lance said...

I doubt it. If it had been by Rodgers and Hart I would have said, quite possibly, but not Rodgers and Hammerstein. Oscar Hammerstein didn't have the same clever turns of phrase that Larry Hart had.

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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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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 all of them other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
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Lance