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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 Tuesday September 17

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Acoustic Infusion with the Mighty Horns - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00. Rick Laughlin & co.

Strictly Smokin’ Sessions - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £8.00. & £6.00.

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 819845. 8:00pm. £4.00. Guest: Don Armstrong (reeds). Note earlier start.

Blues

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

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Vieux Carré Jazzmen with Colin Aitchison @ Corner House. July 12th

Brian Bennett (banjo & vocals), Peter Wright (trumpet), Lawrence McBriarty (trombone), Barry Soulsby (clarinet & vocals), Brian Sibbald (double bass), Fred Thompson (drums & vocals) + Colin Aitchison (trumpet & vocals).
The word was that Geordie ex-pat trumpeter - A.K.A. 'Our man in Hong Kong' - Colin Aitchison was to sit in with the Vieux Carré at the Corner House.
I was busy elsewhere until quite late. Should I go and catch the second set? Well, if Aitchison could make the effort all the way from Kowloon I really had little excuse - after all I was just up the road. So, second set under way, raffle done and a few scraps left over from the buffet (I helped myself) the band blazed through Basin Street Blues, Black and Blue with Fred Thompson singing both numbers. Aitchison was invited to join the band on Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (the Andrews Sisters' big hit) with Thompson once again taking the vocal. Aitchison was featured on Hello Dolly. His Louis' vocal was quite remarkable - more Louis than Louis! His trumpet playing was bold yet measured - it was good to hear him.
All too soon it was time that we were Goin' Home. The regular front liners were on form - Wright, McBriarty and Soulsby - and the rhythm section as ever had it down - Messrs. Bennett, Sibbald and Thompson. I'm pleased I went along.
Russell.

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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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