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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, August 05, 2010

Friends Of Jazz. All Saints Church Hall Cleadon Aug 4th.

Mick Hill, trumpet, Andy Bennett, reeds, Don Fairley, trombone, Bill Britten, keyboard, Bill Colledge, bass, Laurie Brown drums and Mia Webb vocal.
After my session at the Porthole I was in need of consolation and inspiration, so with passport, visa and list of injections in hand I headed across the Tyne to Cleadon. I walked into the hall in time to hear Mia tell us the Joint Was Jumping and so it remained for the rest of the night. Mia sang A Train , Goody Goody, Hard Hearted Hannah, Frim Fram Sauce, S'Wonderful, Please Don't Talk About Me and a lovely ballad Where Do You Start. This was a new one on me and well worth the trip alone. As for the band , well what can you say, the mark of true craftsmen is the ability to make it all look and sound so easy and this is what they did.
With a band of this class you can't really single any body out but, considering he was suffering from mouth ulcers, Mick Hill “played a blinder”. The pad included :- Chasing The Blues Away, Things Ain't What They Used To Be, You Can Count on Me, Splanky, Jersey Bounce and 9.20 Special.
At £5 including supper an excellent evening and a word to the organizers, publicize it more next time. I am now fully inspired musically and over my fear of foreign parts.
Miles.

2 comments :

Lance said...

Maybe the organisers or the band members should contact Bebop Spoken Here before their next gig.
I hope you spread the word? If I'd known I'd have been there myself!

Mia Webb said...

Hi lance. The band have played this venue for years and unfortunately the organisers don't know of your website (but I will sort that out). We normally have a full house but this time the members were few and far between and we cannot work out why. But nevertheless we (the band) enjoyed every minute, as we always do. The audience is very accommodating and the fact that we (the band)have a reserved table set out for us for our 'buffet' is worth turning up for. This gig is a gem and the organisers Clive and Lesley need a medal the size of a dustbin lid. My kindest regards Mia Webb

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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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