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Abdullah Ibrahim: "For me jazz is the highest form of music." - (DownBeat, September 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 August 25

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. Free.

Alice Grace & Nick Pride @ Great North Feast, Bents Park, Sea Road, South Shields NE33 2LD. Time 12 noon-1:00pm. Free. A 'Proper Food & Drink Festivals' event - 10:00am-5:00pm.

Zoë Gilby Family All Stars - Ushaw College, Ushaw DH7 9RH. 1:00pm. £6.00. Ushaw Jazz Festival.

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

John Pope Quintet - Ushaw College, Ushaw DH7 9RH. 4:00pm. £8.00. Ushaw Jazz Festival.

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

Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, Houndgate, Darlngton DL1 5RL. Tel: 01325 788564. 5:00-7:00pm. Free.

Blues/Funk/Soul

The Sour Mash Trio - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 2:00pm. Free.

The Palaminos - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 5:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Buck Clayton Legacy Band - Ushaw College, Ushaw DH7 9RH. 7:00pm. £14.00. & £12.00. Line-up: Menno Daams, Ian Smith (trumpets), Robert Fowler (alto sax), Matthias Seuffert (tenor sax), Adrian Fry (trombone), Martin Litton (piano), Alyn Shipton (double bass), Clark Tracey (drums). Ushaw Jazz Festival.

Joseph Carville Trio - Devonport Hotel, 16-18 The Front, Middleton One Row, Darlington DL2 AS. Tel: 01325 332255. 7:30pm.

Francis Tulip Quintet - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 232 6400. 8:00pm. £8.00. & £6.00. Quintet feat Xhosa Cole (BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2018).

The Comet is Coming - Georgian Theatre, Green Dragon Yard, Stockton TS18 1AT. Tel: 01642 606525. 8:00pm. £14.00.

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

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Paul Edis Sextet & Northumberland Tennis Club. Report by Russell.

Paul Edis (keyboards), Mick Shoulder (double bass), Dave Francis (drums), Graham Hardy (trumpet), Chris Hibbard (trombone), Graeme Wilson (tenor saxophone). Northumberland Tennis Club is the latest venue on the local jazz circuit. A well-appointed sports club with a jazz-loving chairman, it could well prove to be a long-term success.
At last night's gig (April 15)The Paul Edis Sextet served up a series of aces.
Clifford Brown's ''Joy Spring'' set the tone for the evening; relaxed, impeccable ensemble work. ''Not Like Me'', a Paul Edis original composition, was next on the set-list. The feel of it, at times, was that of the Jazz Crusaders. Chris Hibbard's measured approach was heard to great effect on ''Black Orpheus''. This was a sensitive reading of a beautiful tune. A Graeme Wilson composition ''Up Late'' was, perhaps, the highlight of the first set. Wilson's solos are always thoughtful and inventive and on this occasion the arrangement incorporated superb harmonies from his frontline partners Hardy & Hibbard. The first set having been wrapped up, the players eschewed the traditional tennis players' refreshment of Robinson's Barley Water in favour of Theakston's Best Bitter (it is a little known fact that Theakston's has isotonic properties essential for the gigging jazz athlete). The second set began with the band maintaining its form, despatching winners from every angle. Juan Tizol's ''Caravan'' was the perfect vehicle for trumpet ace Graham Hardy to deliver a volley of winning notes. Edis introduced a Donald Brown tune and in so doing gently chided the proprietor of this blog (Mr.L.Liddle) for not permitting any further entries into the Discs to Die For library of the classic ''Kind of Blue'' . Mr.Liddle was, I believe, across town at that other modernist's hangout; Take It To The Bridge @ The Chillingham. The proceedings drew to a close with another Edis tune ''Angular''. Having heard this number in trio format as a blistering workout, tonight's offering was a less driven effort, but no less effective. Game, set and match to the Paul Edis Sextet.
Russell.

1 comment :

cptfinch said...

Thanks for the report Russell. It was a shame the choice had to be made between this or Alan Glen Trio. Hopefully there won't be too many more clashes like this.

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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.)
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