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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 July 23

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood; Paul Grainger; Matt MacKellar.

Archipelago & J Frisco + Mark Williams Trio - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 8:00pm. £9.90.

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

Monday, April 27, 2009

"Remembering Emily" - Kathy Dyson & Deirdre Cartwright @ the Side Café.

Kathy Dyson & Deirdre Cartwright (gtrs.)
Until tonight, I could count the number of top class women jazz guitarists I've heard on two fingers and both only on record.
Mary Osborne's solo on Coleman Hawkins' "Spotlite" - recorded back in the 1940s - struck a chord, if you'll pardon the pun, then some years later Emily Remler caught my ear on a tribute to Wes Montgomery CD.
Tonight, not only was that number doubled, but Ms. Remler was also brought back to life by two of her devotees.
Kathy Dyson and Deirdre Cartwright are both superb players albeit with contrasting styles that, nevertheless, compliment each other perfectly.
Kathy wordlessly 'sing's the lines she is playing to great effect. When playing chords it creates the illusion of a 12 string whilst her solo flights sound like horn and guitar in unison - very effective.
Deirdre, despite using the unusual fourths (E-A-D-G-C-F?) tuning, played more in the tradition of Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis and was equally effective. Wes' "West Coast Blues" had her moving into Montgomeryland.
Most of the tunes were associated with Emily Remler apart from a piece written by Kathy and dedicated to one of Sunday night's virtuosos - Jim Birkett. This was an intricately woven tapestry that required wall to wall manuscripting - it did Jim proud.
"All The Things You Are" reminded me of MJQ. The interplay between the guitars could have been created by Milt Jackson & John Lewis - that's how good it was.
I could wax eloquent forever but instead I'll quote Roly who summed it up to a T - "Delightful".
'nuff said!
Lance.
PS: More guitar tomorrow at The Cluny with Jez Franks as part of Loz Speyer's Time Zone - should be quite a contrast.

2 comments :

Kathy said...

Dear Lance, thank you for your review of the Emily Remembered gig on the 'be-bop spoken here' site - it is much appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed the gig- it was like playing in someone's front room amongst friends.

Deirdre said...

Thanks for your comments and support. I've put a link up on the front page
of my website.
All the best
Deirdre

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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