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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.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Waltz for Debby

Roly drew my attention to this YouTube clip of the Bill Evans Trio playing "Waltz For Debby. That tune is one of the most beautiful jazz originals ever and this version is as good as any that Bill recorded, and he did record a few. Scott LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian drums are the perfect soulmates with, as Roly pointed out, great brushwork from Paul Motian.
Strangely, the first time I heard "Waltz for Debby" was as a vocal at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival. It was also the first time I ever heard Carol Kidd - talk about falling in love twice at the same time!
I wasn't alone. Fred Hunt was standing next to me at the bar and he said, "I normally can't stand singers but that was something else!"
I couldn't have agreed more.
Unfortunately there's not much of Carol on YouTube to convey that magical moment 25 years ago but "When I Dream" hints at it. "Can't We Be Friends," entertaining as it is, was a more recent recording and...

2 comments :

Jack Goodwin said...

Hi Lance and Roly
Nice to see your blog feature on the Bill Evans Trio clip on YouTube.
However, you’re a little out as to the personnel. This was a BBC “Jazz 625” film recorded 19th. March 1965 in London, and Bill had Chuck Israels on bass and Larry Bunker on drums. I have this on a video tape – remember those? – and this version was a repeat broadcast on BBC2, and was introduced by Mick Hucknall of Simply Red. Where did he go wrong?
Best regards
Jack

Lance said...

Where indeed? I've got Mick doing "You Are Too Beautiful" which he does admirably.
Thanks Jack.

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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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