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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 Sunday September 22

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm. Free.

Sunday Jazz in the Crypt - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 2:00-6:00pm. £12.00. + bf. Line-up: Noel Dennis Trio + Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat + Anthony Strong.

More Jam - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3:00pm. Free.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free.

Somethin' Blue Trio - The Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. Tel: 01325 468411. 5:00-7:00pm. Free.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Memphis Cruisers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Alexys de Alfaro - Revoluçion de Cuba, Cloth Market, Newcastle NE1 1EE. Tel: 0191 917 7076. 6:00pm. Free.

Paper Moon Trio - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. Free.

Fabled - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 232 6400. 8:00pm. £8.00. & £6.00. JNE.

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

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Call the Firehouse Five Plus Two!

Last night, just as I was about to set off for the Chilli to hear Dave Weisser's Take it to the Bridge and Budvivar, the fire alarm sounded.
I live on the top floor and occasionally the alarm sounds and it is a false alarm (residents tend to ignore it). I opened my front door to be confronted by a smoke-filled corridor. This time it was for real. My neighbour had gone out a few minutes earlier - hadn't she? - and smoke was billowing from under her front door.
At this point I did what my hero (Stan Laurel) would have done - panic! I rang the door bell, I banged on the door. I knew there wasn't anyone at home. I flew down the stairs and out onto the street.
A neighbour, on the ground floor, wondered what the commotion was about. 'Fire!' I said. 'Yeah, right' she said. 'Fire, for real!' I said. Mobile in hand she called 999 (the local fire station is just around the corner). We stood outside, I looked up - I thought ...my LPs, my CDs, my books - I was just about to dash back into the burning building when three fire engines raced round the corner, crews donning breathing apparatus, leaping from their tenders, hauling hoses, wielding axes ('Here's Johnny!').
Foolishly, I said 'I'll show you where the fire is'. Fearlessly, the firefighters pushed past me and entered the inferno. Much banging and clattering ensued - the door went in (Johnny was clearly enjoying his work). After a while our heroes emerged onto the street. A grill pan over the cooker hadn't been switched off. Damage to my neighbour's home was minimal - a case of smoke without fire ! Thanks to the Firehouse Five Plus Two I'll make it to the Chilli next week. Russell

2 comments :

Lance said...

My hero!
Listen, if you want smoke WITH fire there is a firewalking event for charity taking place tonight at Baltic Square.
The musical fireworks will be provided by the Chilli Road Community Band.
It is a Cancer Charity event that ignites around 7ish with the firewalk I think at 8.

Liz said...

well done Russell,I don't know you except for this blog, but you did good to alert the services so quickly!
Liz

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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.
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