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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.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Nany Swing - C'est Magnifique

Fabienne Dondard (Acc/vcl), Phillips Gugnier (lead gtr) Bernard Anthérieu (rhythm gtr/clt), Jérome Nicolas (ten/clt), Yves Buffetrille (bs).
Close your eyes and you're in a club on the Left Bank or maybe a waterfront café in Marseilles. Open your eyes and, providing the music's still playing, you're still sipping a cognac and nodding your head appreciatively in time to the music. When the music stops you're back in the Saville Exchange - a converted old church in North Shields.
Nany Swing are one of the better kept secrets of the jazz world - surely they cannot remain a secret for much longer? I'm reminded in many ways of when WASO arrived some 30 years ago - so different to anything else in the contemporary traditional world.
Despite difficulties in getting from Nimes to Marseilles to Paris to England due to fog and disappearing luggage - giving promoter Mike Durham such concern that he had the Rae Brothers on standbye - Le tout ensemble gave it 110%.
Tonight's gig saw a new tenor/clarinet player in Jérome Nicolas as well as a different bass player. Jérome has liberated himself from the Bechet vibrato - something few French reedmen manage - and is clearly in the Artie/Benny bag. His tenor playing sits comfortably in the swing era with a nice clear sound and a lot of drive.
Lead guitar and rhythm guitar push things along nicely whilst the bassman - who reminds me of WASO's former bassman - keeps the ship steady.
La Chanteuse Fabienne sings delightfully in French even though I haven't a clue what the words mean! The effect thus is of another instrument. Fabienne is also an ace button key accordianist.
So it isn't all totally jazz? So what? It's pretty damn close most of the time and when it isn't it's still fine by me.
The whole experience can be repeated at Gosforth's Trinity Centre tomorrow (Saturday).
Lance

1 comment :

George said...

Trinity Saturday.
What more can one say? This band is absolutely brilliant. Please keep us all informed as to when they return. Perhaps we shouldn't let them go!

George

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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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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.)
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