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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 Tuesday July 23

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood; Paul Grainger; Matt MacKellar.

Archipelago & J Frisco + Mark Williams Trio - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 8:00pm. £9.90.

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

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Sage Decision

Well I'm afraid the weather kept me in tonight - I was all set for The Sage when the snow fell so, wimp that I am, I stayed in and listened to Bob Berg, Andrew Hill, Art Blakey and Joe Temperley on CD and very enjoyable it was too.*
My apologies to Jambone, Harley and Andy Sheppard for not getting to the gig as I was really looking forward to hearing Jambone on the Concourse - I have to be honest and say the length of the evening concert deterred me almost as much as the snow did!
So, anyone out there who is of a stronger constituition than me who made it to either or both of the sessions, I look forward to hearing from you.
Lance.
* I also listened to the Ray Ellington Quartet. Remember him - his son (Lance) was on at the Sage recently. With Judd Proctor (gtr), Dick Katz (pno), Peter McGurk (bs) and Ray on drums and vocals they made a tidy sound.

3 comments :

John Pope said...

Ray Ellington was the Goon's regular musical guest, yes? He and Max Geldray, the excellent Harmonica player. Remember it well, my parents brought me up on those tapes.

Lance said...

Why am I not surprized?

Lance said...

...and yes Max Geldray was also excellent much jazzier than Larry Adler.

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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.

Submissions for review

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