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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 Wednesday July 17

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.

Julija Jacenaite & Steve Glendinning - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Whiplash - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 7:30pm. £5.00. Screening of Damien Chazelle's award-winning film.

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

Darlington Big Band - Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Longfield Road, Darlington DL3 0HX. Tel: 01325 380401. 8:00pm. Free.

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.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Jazz-O-Matic Four at The Saville Exchange

A delightful miniature by three Dutchmen and a Swede in an entertaining evening of 'hot' music from the 1920s. Nothing too taxing just good honest what you see is what you get jazz.
On cornet, Peter Ivan displayed strong Bixian leanings whilst on flugel he give a hint of what Bix may have sounded like on that most mellow of brass instruments - there's a thought to make you salivate - Bix playing flugel!
Tom Stuip played banjo but I forgave him his choice of instrument when he dedicated a composition to one of his cats, "Sneaker". Anyone who likes cats can't be all bad!
On bass saxophone, the man from Sweden, Franz Sjostrom tamed the beast and played some stomping solos à la Rollini, whilst on piano, the appropriately named Hans Bruin excelled on my favourite Fats number "Keeping Out of Mischief Now".
Question for jazzers - "How many times have you heard "Sioux City Sioux" played on a jazz gig? If the answer is 'none' then you weren't at the Saville Exchange, North Shields tonight which is your loss!

4 comments :

Roly said...

I don't like cats. They come and do their number twos in my garden each day and also dig up the crocus's (or should that be crocii) in the process. Damned nuisance!
Roly

Lance said...

In the words of Albert Schweitzer: "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."

Roly said...

Oh OK then. It's just that backward glance of utter contempt they give you as they stroll away, all in their own good time, having just done it and as if you had no right whatsoever to disapprove in the slightest.
Enjoyed last night though. Good little band - Sjostrom is brilliant. Everything he does is just so right and immaculate. Lovely stuff.
Roly - miaow

Peter said...

Hello Lance,
Thanks for your nice words.
It was a pleasure to play at North Shields.
Hope to see you soon somewhere.
Kind regards,
Peter Ivan

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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.
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