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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.

Until July 21

Today Wednesday July 17

Afternoon

Jazz

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.

Julija Jacenaite & Steve Glendinning - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Whiplash - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 7:30pm. £5.00. Screening of Damien Chazelle's award-winning film.

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

Darlington Big Band - Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Longfield Road, Darlington DL3 0HX. Tel: 01325 380401. 8:00pm. Free.

Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues/Folk

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.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Cookin' @ The Chilli w. Take It To The Bridge

Dave Weisser (trumpet & vocals), Darren Grainger (tenor), Stu Collingwood (piano), Barry Ashcroft (electric bass), Eric Stutt (drums) + Solly Bashiri (drums), David Carnegie (piano & drums). Soaring temperatures, a faulty, rattling air-conditioning unit (switched off just before the first number) and some fiesty exchanges both musically and verbally (Dave & Barry had a ''contretemps'' as the opener was being counted in!) made for a hot night at the Chilli. ''Tune Up'' got things groovin', solos all round with pianist Collingwood excelling.
Our indefatigable bandleader Dave ''The Rave'' Weisser was on top form vocally (as always) and played great trumpet all night. Dave sang ''Like Someone in Love'' then delivered the words to ''Night in Tunisia'' as Collingwood played some serious piano in trio format with Ashcroft and Stutt cutting it and Darren Grainger adding some full, fat tenor to the mix. ''Killer Joe'' (a great tune, anytime, anywhere) drew the first set to a close. The raffle done (I didn't win, John did. He had to go early, I collected the prize on his behalf-it is in safe keeping 'til next time), the second set picked up from where we left off with a groovin' ''Mercy Mercy Mercy'', Grainger was funkin', Weisser scattin', both kicked along by sitter-in Solly Bashiri.
Second sitter-in this week was David Carnegie, first on piano then drums. David suggested ''blues in F'',so it was Freddie Hubbard's ''Blues for Duane''. Full marks to Barry Ashcroft, he took on the bass guitar duties with consummate ease and his partner in rhythm Eric Stutt didn't miss a beat. A really good night cookin' at the Chilli. Russell.
PS: John Pope confirmed as new bass player with Alan Glen Trio.

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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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