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Barry Harris (in 1981): "There is not one place in the world that you can find more jazz musicians from than Detroit." - (DownBeat, September 2019).


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 August 19



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

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.



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

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sage Gateshead Jazz Festival Preview - The Raymond Scott Experience

This is perhaps the most intriguing concert of the Festival.
Raymond Scott? I hear you ask. A good question, truth is I have knowingly heard very little of his music myself. What I recall are an almost chamber-like approach that may or not be called jazz. Whatever, it did/does have a quirky charm about it. Many of his sidemen thought he was mad and some of his oddball titles reinforce that impression e.g. A Dedicatory Piece to the Crew and Passengers of the First Experimental Rocket Express to the Moon. A title worthy of Charles Mingus if not Jerome Kern!
Earlier I said 'knowingly heard' however, unknowingly, I must have heard quite a bit as a lot of the early Looney Tunes cartoons had scores by Raymond Scott and later his music was used by The Simpsons.
In a nutshell - not your straightforward composer/leader/arranger.
The concert itself is by the Stu Brown Sextet and opens with pre-release footage of a documentary Deconstructing Dad by filmmaker Stan Warnow who is also Raymond Scott's son.
This promises to be a true voyage of discovery for swing fans and film buffs and is presented with the Northern Lights Film Festival.
Sunday March 28, 2:00 pm Hall Two. £13.50/£7.00.

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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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