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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.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Swing Guitars - Jim Birkett & Roly Veitch at Blaydon

Jim Birkett & Roly Veitch (gtrs.) -----
The club lounge provided an intimate setting for two of the most tasteful guitarists around to play some tasty tunes.
Who can criticise "Darn That Dream", Will Hudson's immortal "Moonglow", "Nancy", Edgar Sampson's "Stomping At The Savoy", "Wave", "Bernie's Tune", Roly's own pieces, or the delightful "Skating in the Park" from the pen of John Lewis?
These were just some of the numbers the duo, who could be musical twins, performed absolutely exquisitely. Personally, I would have liked a little more volume and perhaps more uptempo numbers. However, it's difficult for me to be objective - I'm still on a roll from Tim Garland and co this afternoon and will be for days!
In many respects, tonight's recital was the perfect antidote, allowing me to come down gently.
Lance.

1 comment :

russell said...

Hi Lance

The session was enjoyable; unhurried,relaxed. The lounge set -up could well work with the likes of Noel Dennis, Graham Hardy and Graeme Wilson with, say, Roly and Pete Stuart.

Russell

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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