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Bebop Spoken There

Jackie Paris: "A singer's got to be able to tell a story. Frank Sinatra and Nat Cole are best at that; Mel Tormé too. I like to take a lyric that means something and sing it right to the person it was meant for." - (DownBeat October 11, 1962).

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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 16

Afternoon

Jazz

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

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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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Corner House. Monday Jan 25.

Brian Bennett (banjo & vocals), Brian Sibbald (double bass), Fred Thompson (drums & vocals), Barry Soulsby (clarinet & vocals), Peter Wright (trumpet) & Lawrence McBriarty (trombone)
The Corner House function room bar was once again closed throughout the evening necessitating a trip through to the main bar to get (another) pint.
The Vieux Carre's loyal band of followers were in attendance, in their usual seats, getting their weekly fix of New Orleans jazz.
I was only able to stay for the first set and, in that time, the band rattled through "Brahms Cradle Song", "When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful" (Fred Thompson taking the vocal), WC Handy's "Hesitating Blues" and King Oliver's "Buddy's Habit".
The band's book of tunes seems to be limitless with each and every one done with panache.
The front line can stoke it up when required and, as I was about to set off into the night, MC Bennett introduced a number recorded by the Andrews Sisters "Beer Barrel Polka". There's a thought...
I think it is time the fabulous Fenner Sisters paid a return visit to the Corner House.
Russell.

1 comment :

Lance said...

Couldn't agree more Russell but, 'Till Then' they're on at Blue Bell Hotel, Acklem Rd., Middlesbrough on Jan 31 with the Tees Valley Jazzmen.
Tickets a fiver.
Whilst Ray Harley's in town they would be great with the Maine Street Jazzmen.

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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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