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Abdullah Ibrahim: "For me jazz is the highest form of music." - (DownBeat, September 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 Sunday August 25

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Alice Grace & Nick Pride @ Great North Feast, Bents Park, Sea Road, South Shields NE33 2LD. Time 12 noon-1:00pm. Free. A 'Proper Food & Drink Festivals' event - 10:00am-5:00pm.

Zoë Gilby Family All Stars - Ushaw College, Ushaw DH7 9RH. 1:00pm. £6.00. Ushaw Jazz Festival.

More Jam - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3:00pm. Free.

John Pope Quintet - Ushaw College, Ushaw DH7 9RH. 4:00pm. £8.00. Ushaw Jazz Festival.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free.

Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, Houndgate, Darlngton DL1 5RL. Tel: 01325 788564. 5:00-7:00pm. Free.

Blues/Funk/Soul

The Sour Mash Trio - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 2:00pm. Free.

The Palaminos - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 5:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Buck Clayton Legacy Band - Ushaw College, Ushaw DH7 9RH. 7:00pm. £14.00. & £12.00. Line-up: Menno Daams, Ian Smith (trumpets), Robert Fowler (alto sax), Matthias Seuffert (tenor sax), Adrian Fry (trombone), Martin Litton (piano), Alyn Shipton (double bass), Clark Tracey (drums). Ushaw Jazz Festival.

Joseph Carville Trio - Devonport Hotel, 16-18 The Front, Middleton One Row, Darlington DL2 AS. Tel: 01325 332255. 7:30pm.

Francis Tulip Quintet - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 232 6400. 8:00pm. £8.00. & £6.00. Quintet feat Xhosa Cole (BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2018).

The Comet is Coming - Georgian Theatre, Green Dragon Yard, Stockton TS18 1AT. Tel: 01642 606525. 8:00pm. £14.00.

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

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Update on Mike Carr

An update on former Emcee 5 keyboarder Mikr Carr and his current happenings.
Mike tells me of a one hour Radio Show, "The Doodlin' Lounge" , in San Francisco by Pete Fallico. Fallico has done 12 Podcasts including Horace Silver and Jimmy Smith as well as a one hour show by Mike.
Mike says that when you see 'Radio' double click on it. Well I did that but had to take a raincheck on Mike. Nevertheless, there is still some great organ jazz from players such as Joey De Francesco and Charles Kynard among others.
Mike's own website is at http://www.mikecarr.co.uk/
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"The Emcee 5 CD," said Mike, "comprises world class players; Ronnie Stephenson (drums), Gary Cox (tenor), my brother Ian (trumpet) who was also a great writer - he wrote the marvellous Miles Davis Book as well as the Keith Jarrett one. On bass there was Spike Heatley, Malcolm Cecil, Midge Ure or John O'Carroll. Jackie Denton and Johnny Butts were also on Drums. The disc has been issued twice in Japan, the first time to Eugene Music in 1998 and the second time to Celeste Records in Tokyo, in 2002. Celeste have it out right now on CD."
(Lance says: If there are any deprived persons who haven't got the Emcee 5 disc, either on CD or vinyl they can remedy it by going to Mike's site - he's got them for a tenner plus postage.)
"If you go to my web site," continued Mike, "you will see some of my other CDs including 'Cargo' which features Dave Collins vocals, Victor Feldman vibes, Jim Mullen guitar, Dick Morrissey and Don Weller tenor. Also, Ronnie Scott, Tim Cansfield guitar and Robert Ahwai as well as Peter King alto.
My current band is the Blue Note Band - see website.
As you probably know, I lived in Gosforth but worked with the Emcee Five in the Marimba Coffee House, the Downbeat Club and another club in Percy Street - I don't remember the name (Club A' Go Go?)." - Mike Carr."
(As a matter of further interest - Mike has Jim Cormack's standard fake book "JC Changes" available. Not only does it have melody and changes for a zillion standards but the changes are the real McCoy and as modern as tomorrow. £33 from Mike.)
Lance.

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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