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Poncho Sanchez: "When I perform it's my life story." - (DownBeat October 2019).


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.

Wednesday September 18



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.


Alexys de Alfaro - Revoluçion de Cuba, Cloth Market, Newcastle NE1 1EE. Tel: 0191 917 7076. 6:00pm. Free.

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



Archipelago + Freese Trio - Bobik's, Punch Bowl Hotel, Jesmond Road, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3JY. Tel: 0191 284 0490. 7:30pm. £5.00.


Levee Ramblers NOJB w. Jim McBriarty (clarinet) & Bob Wade (trumpet) - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.


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.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Budvivar Still Groovin' High.

Budvivar:Stuart Findon, Fiona Littlewood (tens), Chris Finch (pno), Eddie Nickson (gtr), Jim Crinson (bs), Eric Stutt (dms).
Take it to the Bridge: Dave Weisser (tpt/vcl), Darren Grainger (ten), Barry Ashcroft (pno/bs), Tom Dibb (gtr), Jim Crinson (bs), Eric Stutt (dms) + Solomon ? (dms).
Twice in a week for Budvivar and it has to be said that tonight's venue (The Chilli) provided a more sympathetic audience than did the Tennis Club. As a result the 'Buds' raised their game accordingly even though it was virtually the same set.
One number I overlooked on Friday was "Hit That Jive", originally a King Cole Trio number that had the two tenors adding their voices to Debra's vocal. "Route 66", played as an encore, reminded me of what a grand old favourite the Bobby Troup tune is and they did it justice. For the rest see Friday's post.
Before and after, Take It To The Bridge played some good stuff with Tom Dibb on guitar excelling. A guy called Solomon sat in on drums for "Watermelon Man". Eric had returned by the time the final "Billie's Bounce", taken at tempo di lique, blew the roof off with inspired thrashing from TD and good solos from Chris, who'd stayed on after his Budvivar set (Barry moved over to bass guitar) Dave and Darren.
That's it for now - I'm falling asleep -zzzzzzzzzzzzz!


shepherdlass said...

It was a pretty good night on Wednesday with the Budvivars, and just in case you're wondering, Lance, the drummer who sat in was Solly Bashiri, whom I last played with a few years ago in a Jim Birkett gig band at some stately home (a wedding?), and haven't seen since that time until the other night! Anyway, he's living near the Chilli Arms, and says we can expect to see more of him!

Regards from Dave the Rave

Lance said...

Thanks Dave - name noted for future reference.

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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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