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Bebop Spoken There

Bill Reglein (JJ Babbitt m/pieces): "We made this mouthpiece for Eddie Harris. He played tenor sax and trumpet. He played in some pretty rough bars. The story goes that he was afraid he'd get in a fight and get his teeth knocked out. He figured that if even that happened he could still play tenor. So, the request came in, 'Can I get a reed mouthpiece for my trumpet?' the company made exactly one." - (DownBeat October 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 Monday September 23

Afternoon

Jazz

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

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.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Maine Street Jazzmen @ The Lambton Arms, Eighton Banks.

Olive Rudd (vcl), Iain McCaulley (tmb/vcl), Jimmy McBriarty (clt/vcl), Malcolm Armstromg (pno). Alan Rudd (bs), Mike Green(dms).
This was quite a landmark occasion for me. Lydia, a friend from New Jersey, was in town so naturally we arranged to meet up and where better place to meet up on a Wednesday lunchtime on the south side of the river than the Lambton Arms at Eighton Banks.
It is here that those monarchs of midday music the Maine Street Jazzmen purvey their wares.
Knowing Lydia's dewy-eyed sentiments re "My Very Good Friend The Milkman" I requested the band to play it which they duly did and the dew duly formed.
My guest and her friend Maureen enjoyed the afternoon which was helped along by Maureen winning a prize in the raffle. The splendid sandwiches were worth the wait and the band were on good form in front of an appreciative audience.
Apart from "Milkman", Olive also excelled on "Fine and Dandy" which was just fine and dandy.
Lance.

2 comments :

michael.green4350 said...

Thanks for the photo of the maine street band, but a slight correction is needed please.
Ollie no longer plays for the band, and I took the drumstool in his place.
Sincerely, Mike.Green.

Lance said...

My apologies, Mike, I was distracted by my company although,I do remember thinking that that doesn't sound like Ollie on drums when you took a solo on the last number in the first set.
I will correct it.

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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