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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 Monday July 22

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

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

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Ruth Lambert & Friends at Ashington Jazz Club. Report by John Taylor.

Last night, Ruth Lambert introduced her friends to us. A guitarist from Dublin (Mark Williams), a tenor/soprano player from Glasgow (Graeme Wilson), a bass player from Birmingham (?) and a young lass from Cullercoats (Ruth) who combined to bring some quality jazz to the Elephant.
These days, so many bands bring PAs that need constant adjustment and crackle and pop as if they were made by Kelloggs! Not so last night, each performer had their own set up, except for Graeme on sax who played acoustically. Overall, the sound quality and balance was incredibly good and the band gave a faultless performance covering every era of the Great American songbook.
They were much appreciated by a very attentive audience of 60 silver surfers including one or two rockers (minus the Newcastle United season ticket holders of course!!)
Ruth's forthcoming CD was reviewed in these pages and subsequently mentioned in Paul Breams listings -"Early arrivals at the recent Steve Grossman gig were treated to a first public airing of Ruth Lambert’s new CD, which had been mastered just hours earlier – and it’s an absolute triumph. One national music journalist who was present could hardly believe that there was a singer of such quality right on our doorstep, and that he had never heard her before. Ashington Jazz Club members are, of course, better informed, and will know that in Ruth we have an artist working very much in the classic jazz vocal tradition, but investing it with a depth of understanding and interpretation that is a match for any of the highly hyped national stars."
The next Ashington Jazz Club session at The Elephant takes place on 1st of April and features the Vieux Carre Jazzmen - the first band to bring New Orleans Revival Jazz to Ashington on 5th June 1956.
John

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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.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance