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Michael Dease: "Slide [Hampton] is also one of the people to expand the range of the horn, so he's popping out high Fs like they're breakfast cereals." - (JazzTimes Oct. 2019).

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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 Saturday October 19

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see centre column).

Dave O'Higgins Masterclass - Hurworth Grange, Hurworth Road, Hurworth, Darlington DL2 2BN. 12 noon - 2:00pm. £20.00. A Jazz Blowers' event, places limited. Details: www.jazzblowers.co.uk

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Central Methodist Church, 21 Cockton Hill Rd., Bishop Auckland DL14 6EN. 2:00pm. £4.00. A memorial concert in memory of Gavin Belton.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 5:45pm. Screening of Stanley Nelson's documentary film (2019, cert. 15, 1hr 55mins).

Evening

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Blues/Funk/Soul

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

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

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Dave O'Higgins with the Noel Dennis Quartet - Report by Hil

I didn't see any of the usual jazz fans at the gig in Middlesbrough last night. Pity as they missed a real treat. It was Dave O'Higgins on Sax, Noel & Adam Dennis on trumpet and piano + Adrian Tilbrook and Andy Champion on drums and bass. The music, naturally, was great. "Blue Monk" is one of my favourites and they included it.
The venue is a really lovely big room, with a huge screen at the back of the stage (Adrian would be able to tell you about it better than I.) Apparently it's part of the college (don't know much about the college other than its name, MTLC) however, there was lots of secure parking outside. The people who put the gig on are hoping to make it a regular jazz gig and intend to bring more biggish names in. Might well be worth you checking it out at future jazz gigs?

4 comments :

Lance said...

I'd have loved to have gone but I've had a busy week. Hope to catch future gigs.

Hil said...

Just so folks aren't looking around for ages for this college I am sure the intials outside are NTC and it's in Cargo Fleet.

Adrian said...

Hi Lance

I hope the snow isn't too bad in Newcastle - I have attached a few pics from the Middlesbrough gig, mainly of the venue! which is fantastic (more Manhattan than the Boro). I hope it keeps putting jazz on as it will be a hit with the punters once they have been and seen it and got over the historic (and unfounded) Middlesbrough perceptions - they will definitely want to come back.

Lance said...

Click on link in main post for Adrian's pics.

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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