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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 Wednesday July 24

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.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

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.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Maureen Hall & Rendezvous Jazz @ Ashington Jazz Club. Feb3.

Maureen Hall, vocals, Barry Soulsby clt, Alan Smith tpt/flugel, Ian McCauley tromb, Bill College bass, Jim McEwen drums & Mac Smith piano.
Snow and tv football meant that numbers were down. It was quite understandable that our "travellers" did not risk it. By "travellers" I mean those from the likes of Cramlington, Morpeth and one guy who comes down from the Borders.
Maureen's established line up has been together for a while and, like good wine, gets better with age. A well thought out programme by Maureen meant that everyone was featured. Ian sang the old favourite Avalon, including his version of the lyric! Barry did The Old Bazaar in Cairo, which is a testing tongue twister. Maureen and Barry also did an appropriate duet - Ice Cream. What a smart turn out - black and silver music waistcoats no less.
They certainly delivered a great evening for the regular few.
John Taylor.

3 comments :

Liz said...

I wonder John, was "Ice cream" that old vaudeville number that came from a Broadway show in the 40's? Barbara Cook sang it in that show. She is still going strong & well into her latter years...a marvellous performer.
Liz

Russell said...

Hi Liz,
I don't know about the Broadway show but Maureen & co. sing the lyric as 'I scream, you scream..' if that's any help.

Russell

Liz said...

Thanks Russell, but I am thinking of a different number altogether which is so little known that I would have been amazed had it been the one!
thanks anyway!
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.
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Lance