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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.

Until July 21

Today Tuesday July 16

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Gala Big Band w. ALAN BARNES: Strictly Come BRASSing - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £15.00. (£12.00. concs.). A Durham Brass Festival event.

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc. raffle). RCJ with Don Armstrong (clarinet, saxophone, penny whistle, vocals).

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SOLD OUT!

Zoe Rahman & Laura MacDonald - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192.. 8:00pm. £12.00. (£10.00. concs.). JNE.

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Northern Monkey Brass Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Alan Glen Trio at the Chilli

Another good one from the Alan Glen Trio and this time with a respectable sized audience for what may be the trio's last gig in its present format. Drummer David Carnegie, shortly returning to his native Barbados, will be sadly missed on the local scene and tonight he demonstrated just why. Sympathetic on ballads, forceful on uptempo numbers, he swung the trio from the opening "All Of You" to the closing "Green Dolphin Street" with a blistering "Yardbird Suite" somewhere inbetween. Laurence Blackadder on bass combined solid timekeeping with inventive solos to provide the perfect setting for Alan Glen's keyboard work. I swear the man gets better and better every time I hear him; his version of "Stella By Starlight" was simply the best.
As this week's resident bass player didn't show, Laurence stayed on for the jam wih the usual cast of 1000's queuing up to blow on "Beautiful Love", "Chiquito Loco", "Secret Love" and a version of "Night In Tunisia" that is unlikely to be adopted by the tourist board.
The opening set by the TITTB regulars suffered from the lack of a keyboard player; Barry choosing to play bass guitar instead.
Still, all in all it was a good night and the star guests were simply magnificent.
PS: Can anyone give me the title of the tune that had an extended David Carnegie drum solo and a theme that seemed to have a Northumbrian/Scottish tinge to it?

2 comments :

Liz said...

You do stir my memory Lance...haven't thought of "Beautiful love " in ages...a lovely, dreamy number, especially when waltzing with the right partner!

Lance said...

Liz-you wouldn't have been doing any waltzing to this version!

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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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