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Bebop Spoken There

Abdullah Ibrahim: "For me jazz is the highest form of music." - (DownBeat, September 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 Saturday August 24

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Mellow Baku - St Augustine's Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG. 12:30pm. £10.00. (under 16s free). Line-up: Mello Baku (vocals), John Hallam (reeds), Andy Dickens (trumpet), Ian Bateman (trombone), Tom Kincaid (piano), Rachel Hayward (guitar, banjo), John Day (double bass), Nick Millward (drums).

Jo Harrop w Paul Edis Trio - Ushaw College, Ushaw DH7 9RH. 1:00pm. £10.00. Ushaw Jazz Festival.

Boys of Brass - Bill Quay Beer & Music Festival, Brack Terrace, Bill Quay, Gateshead NE10 0TT. 3:00-4:30pm. (Festival 1:00-11pm). Tickets: £10.

Xhosa Cole-Francis Tulip Quintet - Ushaw College, Ushaw DH7 9RH. 4:00pm. £8.00. Ushaw Jazz Festival.

Evening

Matt Anderson & Paul Edis - Ushaw College, Ushaw DH7 9RH. 6:00pm. £6.00. Ushaw Jazz Festival.

Tony Kofi & the Organisation - Ushaw College, Ushaw DH7 9RH. 8:00pm. £14.00. & £12.00. Ushaw Jazz Festival.

Picturehouse Deluxe + Kay Greyson - Bobik’s, Punch Bowl Hotel, Jesmond Road, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3JY. 8:00pm. £5.00. Line-up: Georgia Turnbull (vocals & keys), Thomas Dixon (reeds), Jamie Mackay (guitar), Adam Cornell (bass), Ben Fitzgerald (drums).

Jam session - Ushaw College, Ushaw DH7 9RH. 10:00pm. Free. Ushaw Jazz Festival.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Teresa Watson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Mo Scott Band Banish Those Rainy Day Blues at the Magnesia Bank.

Mo Scott (vcl), Rod Sinclair (dms), Neil Harland (bs/gtr), Rob Walker (dms).
It rained, not cats and dogs but elephants. that's how heavy it was.
I watched Rita Hayworth in "Miss Sadie Thompson". This '50s film has quite a jazzy soundtrack with Manny Klein blowing a fiery number called 'The Heat is On" whilst Ms Hayworth struts her stuff for some GIs. It's a good picture with former Les Brown vocalist Jo Ann Greer providing the vocal to the mime on "Blue Pacific Blues".
The film was based on Somerset Maughan's "Rain" so, with "Blue Pacific Blues" still circulating my brain, it seemed appropriate to go out into the rain to catch some blues across that other stretch of water - the River Tyne.
The Maggy Bank was crowded but I manage to get a ringside seat for the main event - the Mo Scott Band.
This band don't carry no passengers and they don't take any prisoners! Mo socks it to 'em like every number was going to be her last - The latest Living Empress of the Blues.
Wow Mo! you sure do make "Wakin' up this mornin'" a pleasure. a raw and rusty one but still a pleasure - Hot Dog Mama I'm gonna drink muddy water (Ain't got no muddy water in the Maggy Bank boy) and sleep in a hollow log just keep on spreading the word!
Rod Sinclair's got the blues growing out of his bottlenecked fingers - he tell's it like it is in multiples of 12 bars firing off lick after lick that would have made him the Mayor of Memphis had we been in Tennessee rather than North Shields.
Neil Harland, on bass guitar tonight, was once again Mr. Consistancy. It is rumoured he hit a bum note in 1996 but there is no definite proof of this and it does seem highly unlikely.
On drums was the 'Funky Metronome' - Rob Walker. Nobody misses a beat when Rob's in the driving seat. You can set your watch by him - awesome.
On top of that just about everyone I've ever met in my life seemed to be in the pub this afternoon. There was Olive, and Hil and Miles and Davy R and Andy Lee and .... and ... well perhaps not everyone.
Lance.

2 comments :

Hil said...

It was a case of "Be there or be square" wasn't it Lance? ;o)

Lance said...

Mo @ The Maggy is the only game in town.

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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