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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).


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



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)


Alexander Bone (6:15pm)

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band (7:45pm).


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 08, 2009

Roger Myerscough w. Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Corner House.

Roger Myerscough (bar/clt/vcl), Barry Soulsby (clt/alt/vcl), Peter Wright (tpt), Lawrence McBriarty (tmb), Brian Bennett (bjo), Brian Sibbald (bs), Fred Thompson (dms/vcl).
A pleasant session with reedman Roger Myerscough guesting with the band. He blew some fine baritone reminiscent in places of Adrian Rollini's bass sax he also played clarinet and had an impressive duet with Barry Soulsby on "Apex Blues". It has to be said that Barry lost nothing by comparision.
However, perhaps the outstanding number of the night was "St. James Infirmary" sung by Fred Thompson with a restructured lyric. "I went down to Saint James Park - saw Alan Shearer there etc. It proved a hit with the decent sized crowd and had an excellent plunger solo from Lawrence.
On trumpet tonight was Peter Wright whose forceful lead put the decibels on overtime. On "Smiles", after a Barry vocal, he proved he also had a sensitive side with a nicely constructed solo.
All in all a good night with the usual sumptuous buffet served during the intermission.

1 comment :

russell said...

Hi Lance

I was unavoidably detained elsewhere and arrived at the Corner House to catch the last twenty minutes or so. From what I heard I agree that Barry Soulsby was more than a match for the guest for the evening Roger Myerscough. One big disappointment... I missed the buffet.


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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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