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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 Tuesday August 20

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Joe Reid - Band Room, Music Studios, Newcastle University NE1 7RU. 12 noon. Free. Reid (drums) Postgraduate Recital. ‘Progressive Drumming & Polyrhythms of the Modern Drummer’.

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Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 12:00pm - 2:00pm. Free.

NOTE EARLIER TIME THIS WEEK ONLY.

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Will Earl - Band Room, Music Studios, Newcastle University NE1 7RU. 1:40pm. Free. Earl (drums) Postgraduate Recital. ‘Solo and groove: innovation in contemporary drumming practices’.

Evening

Jazz

Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 7RU. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. House trio: Giles Strong (guitar), Paul Grainger (double bass), Paul Wight (drums).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 819845. 8:30pm. £4.00.

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

Monday, March 09, 2009

Steve Waterman Quartet - Side Café

Steve Waterman (tpt), Paul Edis (pno), Ken Marley (bs), Adrian Tilbrook (dms).
Tonight, away from the tight framework of the Jazz Orchestra, Steve Waterman proved equally adept in a small band situation and gave those fans who made the effort a display of what it may have been like to hear Lee Morgan or Freddie Hubbard in a small club in New York. Every trumpet player should have been here tonight; their lives and inspiration would have become wider and more enlightened. As it was, they weren't - their loss.
However, I'm not here to preach just to say that it was another knock-out evening by four brilliant musicians. Paul Edis was his inventive and occasionally humourous self as was Ken and Adrian and they combined to form a cohesive quartet that could have been playing together for years. The final "I'll Remember April" was a real blast the ideas screaming from Steve's horn - he was on song tonight.
Earlier, Mulligan's "Night Lights" showed his more plaintive side as he bared his soul on flugel. Melancholia as well on "I Fall In Love Too Easily" - pure Chet. "Good Bait" and an uptempo "Here's That Rainy Day" were a couple of others that floated this man's boat.
I drifted home on a cloud.
Lance

3 comments :

Roly said...

Another great gig at The Side. As you said Lance, a lovely selection of repertoire finishing with a stonking 'I'll Remember April'.
International class trumpet/flugel plus superb backing - what more could jazz fans want?
Memorable.
Roly

cptfinch said...

It was great to hear a top class horn player in such close quarters. I enjoyed the first 2 numbers - Days of Wine and Roses and Jeru(?). Another highlight was the 5 minute constant circular breathing cadenza.

russell said...

Hi Lance

Once again in agreement with the comments already posted.Top class stuff.

Russell

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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