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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.

Until July 21

Today Wednesday July 17

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Julija Jacenaite & Steve Glendinning - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Whiplash - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 7:30pm. £5.00. Screening of Damien Chazelle's award-winning film.

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Darlington Big Band - Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Longfield Road, Darlington DL3 0HX. Tel: 01325 380401. 8:00pm. Free.

Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues/Folk

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Roly Veitch Trio at the Highfield Hotel

Roly Veitch (gtr/vcl), Neil Harland (bs), Graeme Wilson (ten).
The one thing I can guarantee about a Roly gig is that there will be some great, and not unduly overplayed, standards on the set list.
Feast your eyes on this Liz - and other lovers of the Gasbook -
"I Wished on the Moon", "There Will Never Be Another You", "Blame It On My Youth", "It's Always You", "Besame Mucho", *But Not For Me", "I'm Old Fashioned", "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams", "My Shining Hour", "The Touch of Your Lips", "Have You Met Miss Jones?", "I'll Remember April" - this last tune was written by Don Raye and Gene di Paul (who also take the blame for "Star Eyes", "You Don't Know What Love Is" and "Mr Five By Five" among others).
Most were delivered vocally by Cool Hand Roly in his laid back mode with instrumental interludes all round.
The Chet Baker-like horn of Noel Dennis was missing tonight although I have it on good authority that he hasn't been busted and nor is he languishing in an Italian prison.
Graeme Wilson, fortunately, was able to step in at relatively short notice and he played some nice melodic lines. Neil, as ever, held it all together.
Two criticisms - One major and one minor. The minor one is that I'd like to occasionally hear Roly sing the verse as well as the refrain.
The major one? Where have all the North-east jazz "fans" hibernated to?
Lance.

1 comment :

Liz said...

It was sweet of you to list those numbers for me at the Highfield,
"Blame it on my youth"..terrific, every one a winner, I do hope I may hear Roly sometime, he sounds just up my street stylewise. Does he ever gig in York?.

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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.
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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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