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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).

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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 Saturday August 17

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Newcastle Jazz Festival - Tyne Bank Brewery, Walker Road, Newcastle NE6 2AB. Tel: 0191 265 2828. £15.00. All day event, line-up:

Zoë Gilby & Andy Champion (1:30pm)

Alan Law Trio (2:40pm)

Mark Williams Trio (3:50pm)

Emma Fisk & James Birkett (5:00pm)

(Evening)

Alexander Bone (6:15pm)

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band (7:45pm).

Blues/Funk/Soul

King Snake - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Mini Photo Exhibition @ The Lit & Phil

As a sort of an overture to the Book Launch at the Lit and Phil of the late Chris Yates' Blue Horizons and the accompanying talk by Alan Twelftree on Friday July 23 a selection of vintage jazz related photos from the Bebop Spoken Here Photo Gallery are now on display in the main library (Lit & Phil Library, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE).
This, the Book Launch, promises to be the first of two exciting events that weekend.
Blue Horizons is essential reading for anyone with an interest in British Jazz both national and regional - particularly the latter category.
As most of us know, for many years Chris was the epicentre of Jazz Promotion in Newcastle through his work as secretary of Jazz North East and his commitment to a number of other jazz influenced projects. Blue Horizons is an entertaining résumé and a must have read for those of us who at one time practically lived in the Corner House.
Alan Twelftree stood shoulder to shoulder with Chris in those 1980's days and his recollections of the era coupled with his involvement in several Newcastle Jazz Festivals should make for an entertaining and informative hour interspersed with musical examples whilst enjoying a coffee and a chat afterwards.
The event is free and commences at 1:00 pm.
Two days later, on Sunday afternoon (July 25) the second event takes place. This is the Remembering Chris memorial concert at the Corner House, Heaton, (where else?) featuring Alan Barnes, Steve Waterman, Tim Garland and a host of top local jazz musicians. The concert runs from 1:00pm until 6:00pm.
Sad though the background to the event is, I think Chris Yates would/will be ecstatic to see and hear so much good jazz played by so many great musicians to so many fans on his behalf.
Tickets are £10 and all proceeds go to the charities of Chris's choice. They can be obtained from J.G.Windows Ltd. Central Arcade, Newcastle, Corner House or - if you come early - on the door.
Lance.

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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.
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