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Bebop Spoken There

Bill Reglein (JJ Babbitt m/pieces): "We made this mouthpiece for Eddie Harris. He played tenor sax and trumpet. He played in some pretty rough bars. The story goes that he was afraid he'd get in a fight and get his teeth knocked out. He figured that if even that happened he could still play tenor. So, the request came in, 'Can I get a reed mouthpiece for my trumpet?' the company made exactly one." - (DownBeat October 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 Sunday September 22

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm. Free.

Sunday Jazz in the Crypt - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 2:00-6:00pm. £12.00. + bf. Line-up: Noel Dennis Trio + Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat + Anthony Strong.

More Jam - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3:00pm. Free.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free.

Somethin' Blue Trio - The Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. Tel: 01325 468411. 5:00-7:00pm. Free.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Memphis Cruisers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Alexys de Alfaro - Revoluçion de Cuba, Cloth Market, Newcastle NE1 1EE. Tel: 0191 917 7076. 6:00pm. Free.

Paper Moon Trio - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. Free.

Fabled - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 232 6400. 8:00pm. £8.00. & £6.00. JNE.

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

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Alan Glen Trio & Take it to the Bridge @ The Chillingham. July 28th.

Alan Glen Trio: Alan Glen (piano), John Pope (double bass), David Carnegie (drums).
Take it to the Bridge: Dave Weisser (trumpet & vocals), Barrie Ascroft (keyboards), Ivan Scutt (electric bass), Ray Walker (drums), Paul Gowland (tenor saxophone), Andy Lee (alto saxophone & flute).
What is it with the Chilli? An upstairs function room where you can hear modern jazz without distraction, a bandstand full of faces old and new and a guarantee of the best beer for miles around all for a measly quid - yet an audience in double figures is something of an achievment. This week's guests - the Alan Glen Trio - play the GAS Book to bop and back again as good as anyone. The trio played to a capacity audience at the Corner House four days earlier (opening proceedings at the historic all-dayer in memory of Chris Yates) receiving rapturous applause. Why were those people at the Corner House not at the Chilli?
MC Dave Weisser has, with little or no recognition, sustained a weekly modern jazz gig (all-comers are usually warmly welcomed - both musicans wishing to sit in and listeners simply wishing to sit and listen) simply for the love of it.
Dave's guests this week included an old hand, drummer Ray Walker, making his debut at the Chilli and the excelllent young buck bassist Ivan Scutt. Tenor player Paul Gowland invariably tears it up (this week was no exception) and it was good to hear Andy Lee. Monk, Bird and Glen were on the menu. Do north east modern jazz a favour, make the effort and get to the Chilli. The MU's mantra holds good - KEEP MUSIC LIVE! Help keep jazz alive at the Chilli.
Russell

1 comment :

eric stutt said...

Excellent article russel my sentiments entirely its a dam shame It was do to commitments I retired from chilli but I do miss dave and the guys dave should have a medal.. Eric Stutt

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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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