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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.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

"Quiet Nights" at the Chilli.

Dave Weisser (tpt/vcl), Barry Ashcroft (pno), Jim Crinson (bs), Eric Stutt (dms). Plus; Mark Williams (gtr), Darren Grainger (alt).
Last weeks momentous session was always going to be a tough act to follow but, nevertheless, despite a minimal audience - perhaps they've taken an early Easter vacation - there were moments to treasure. Dave, with just piano, bass and drums, got things moving on a, by Dave's standards, relatively straight vocal on "Falling In Love With Love" as well as one of his trademark tightly muted trumpet solo's. My personal preference is for Dave blowing in the quartet format - a bit like early Miles.
Things began to jump a little in the second set with the arrival of Darren and Mark both of whom scored bonus points on "Bluesette" that most endearing of jazz waltzes. The small audience made for an intimate atmosphere with much repartee passed between musician and listener.
"Masquerade" bore little resemblance to the famous version by The Carpenters. A vocal from Dave, some blistering alto from Darren as well as solid bass from Jim and a few from Barry, set the scene for Mark to unleash the mother of all invention as he soared into orbit.
Not such a bad night after all!
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