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Bill Reglein (JJ Babbitt m/pieces): "We made this mouthpiece for Eddie Harris. He played tenor sax and trumpet. He played in some pretty rough bars. The story goes that he was afraid he'd get in a fight and get his teeth knocked out. He figured that if even that happened he could still play tenor. So, the request came in, 'Can I get a reed mouthpiece for my trumpet?' the company made exactly one." - (DownBeat October 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 Sunday September 22

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm. Free.

Sunday Jazz in the Crypt - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 2:00-6:00pm. £12.00. + bf. Line-up: Noel Dennis Trio + Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat + Anthony Strong.

More Jam - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3:00pm. Free.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free.

Somethin' Blue Trio - The Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. Tel: 01325 468411. 5:00-7:00pm. Free.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Memphis Cruisers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Alexys de Alfaro - Revoluçion de Cuba, Cloth Market, Newcastle NE1 1EE. Tel: 0191 917 7076. 6:00pm. Free.

Paper Moon Trio - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. Free.

Fabled - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 232 6400. 8:00pm. £8.00. & £6.00. JNE.

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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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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