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Bebop Spoken There

Bill Reglein (JJ Babbitt m/pieces): "We made this mouthpiece for Eddie Harris. He played tenor sax and trumpet. He played in some pretty rough bars. The story goes that he was afraid he'd get in a fight and get his teeth knocked out. He figured that if even that happened he could still play tenor. So, the request came in, 'Can I get a reed mouthpiece for my trumpet?' the company made exactly one." - (DownBeat October 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 Saturday September 21

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Solitude - St John's Church, Grainger St., Newcastle NE1 5JG. 11:00am & 2:00pm. Free. Gabriele Heller’s audio play (40mins).

Jeff Barnhart’s Silent Film Festival: Reel 2 - St Augustine's Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG. 12:30pm. £10.00. (under 16s free). Barnhart’s piano accompaniment to classic silent films.

Vieux Carré Jazzmen: River Tyne Jazz Cruise - Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Departing 1:00pm (boarding from 12:30pm) from o/s Pitcher & Piano, returning 4:00pm. Tickets: £25.00. (info 0191 252 9429/07710 528413). On board buffet & Tyne Bank Brewery bar.

Evening

Ronnie Scott's All Stars - Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough TS5 6SA. Tel: 01642 815181. 8:00pm. £22.50. (inc bf). Ronnie Scott's Story: 60th Anniversary Concert.

Nikki Iles, Karen Sharp & Friends - Queen's Hall Library, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham NE46 3LS. Tel: 01434 652477. 9:30pm. £15.00. A Hexham Abbey Festival of Music & Arts event.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Bullfrog Blues Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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