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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 Monday July 22

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

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

Monday, July 06, 2009

Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Corner House

Peter Wright (tpt/vcl), Barry Soulsby (clt/vcl), Laurence McBriarty (tmb), Brian Bennett (bjo/vcl), Brian Sibbald (bs), Fred Thompson (dms). Tonight's gig was in the bar, the Function Room being in use for, presumably, a function. Soundwise it was much better. The ensembles came across as a band rather than six individuals and it was a good sound.
A fairly predictable couple of sets with "Embraceable You" worthy of special mention. It was a vocal for Fred with an outstanding Braff-like solo from Peter Wright. "Embraceable You" accompanied by banjo brings to mind Bill Harper (or was it Roly?) commenting a while back about the incompatibility of "Laura" with the banjo. This was in the same league and yet it worked.
Other highlights included; a foot tapping "At The Jazz Band Ball" and "Willie The Weeper". Barry Soulsby singing "Exactly Like You" and "The Yes Yes In Your Eyes". "Makin' Whoopee" had good solos and, in truth, if you closed your eyes, you could have been anywhere from Storyville in 1919 to Cooks Ferry Inn circa 1950.
Lance.

1 comment :

russell said...

Hi Lance

Agreed, the sound was much better than in the function room.

Russell

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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