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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 August 19

Afternoon

Jazz

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

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, April 16, 2009

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's South Shields.

Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl), Derek Fleck (clt), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Ian Forbes (dms), Olive Rudd (vcl).
Well, now I know why Ian Forbes didn't hang around at the Chilli - he obviously wanted to have a good night's sleep ahead of today's demanding session at Rosie Malone's - not.
Like the Northumberland Tennis Club, this too is a new jazz venue albeit they are poles apart and I don't mean in distance. Having said that, I did notice a couple of characters hanging around outside who looked as though they may have been involved with the rackets. Closer inspection revealed them to be Traffic Wardens. They were rubbing their hands with glee at a Transit parked on a double yellow.
Back to the music. The Mainestreeters proved one thing - you don't need a trumpet to play traditional (ish) jazz. The two man frontline alternated melody and soloed with no lack of vigour.
Herbie, frequently favouring a plunger mute, and Derek, facile and inventive.
Herbie also had the 'Hohner 270' in action; his wailing on "See See Rider" could have come straight from an oldtime Chicago bluesman.
Behind the horns, Malcolm Armstrong played his own brand of Stride and Barrelhouse, Ian proved that his early night was worth it whilst Alan Rudd showed that there is more than one "Bass Ace" on the scene.
Olive Rudd's vocals kept things lively scoring Dix Point with "I Double Dare You", "Smiling (When You're,)" and "All of Me" among others.
An enjoyable afternoon that would have been enhanced by a few more jazzers in the audience; after all, it's only a ferryboat ride from the Porthole.
Lance.

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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