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Bebop Spoken There

Barry Harris (in 1981): "There is not one place in the world that you can find more jazz musicians from than Detroit." - (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 Saturday August 17

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Newcastle Jazz Festival - Tyne Bank Brewery, Walker Road, Newcastle NE6 2AB. Tel: 0191 265 2828. £15.00. All day event, line-up:

Zoë Gilby & Andy Champion (1:30pm)

Alan Law Trio (2:40pm)

Mark Williams Trio (3:50pm)

Emma Fisk & James Birkett (5:00pm)

(Evening)

Alexander Bone (6:15pm)

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band (7:45pm).

Blues/Funk/Soul

King Snake - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Monday, June 15, 2009

DON ARMSTRONG IN TOWN - Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ the Corner House.

Peter Wright (tpt), Don Armstrong (clt), Barry Soulsby (alt/clt/vcl), Lawrence McBriarty (tmb), Brian Bennett (bjo), Brian Sibbald (bs), Fred Thompson (dms/vcl).
Former Panama (Jazzmen) clarinetist Don Armstrong celebrated his 75th birthday by making a guest appearance with the Vieux Carré Jazzmen at the Corner House. Don, who has lived in Oz for many years (he's on vacation), was a regular on the local scene in the 1950s and is well remembered by survivers from that era. His playing has (probably) changed little during the interim years with his allegiance still firmly nailed to the mast of George Lewis and the other New Orleans reedmen. Barry Soulsby, with his purer tone, provided a contrasting sound although, by necessity, tonight Barry played more alto.
Peter Wright, as he did last week drove the ensemble along whilst Lawrence McBriarty had an interesting feature - "Moonlight and Roses."
"If I Had You" put Fred Thompson in the vocal spotlight and the drummer did Ted Shapiro's song justice. The two Brians kept the rhythm clunking along; close your eyes, and you're transported back to Bourbon St or, more likely, Newcastle's Melbourne Street in the 1950s.
I could only stay for the first set this week but it was enough to give me a nostalgic fix and a reminder of the delights I knew before I discovered bebop.
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