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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 Monday July 22

Afternoon

Jazz

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

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.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Two Bands - Max and Min Afternoon. John T covers the waterfront.

A seven piece line up at the at the Trojan Rooms brought the V.C.'s run there to an end. Hopefully back in Sept. The Humph style line-up with the extra reed man (FRANK BROOKER) went down well.
Caught the second half of Maureen's gig at the Porthole. A nice drummer I had not heard before. Roy on piano did the bass pedal thing but no tpt. 4 + Maureen - very laid back as against the V.C.'s hard driving band.
John T.

3 comments :

Lance said...

Do you mean the V.C. were driving hard or hard to drive?
Reminds me of a remark by the Savoy Sultans' drummer Panama Francis; "The drummer drives - the rest just ride."

russell said...

Hi Lance

I was at Maureen's gig at the Porthole a couple of weeks ago. The drum chair was occupied by Paul Bacon - I think this could be the sticks man John T heard on his visit. As John says...a nice drummer.

Russell

Lance said...

Is the Roger Myerscough gig at Avalon on May 29 still on?

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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.
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Lance