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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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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 September 16

Afternoon

Jazz

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

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

Evening

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

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Imposters @ The Magnesia Bank. Monday August 30th.

F'reez (vocals & percussion), Edd Carr (guitar & vocals), Graham Sinclair (electric bass) & Adam Sinclair (drums & vocals)
Clubland's beers at the Crescent Club encouraged your reviewer to seek refuge in the Maggie Bank. A four o'clock kick-off featured The Imposters - jazz they aren't but, but, but what a band! Two of the region's young jazz turks (guitarist Edd Carr and drummer Adam Sinclair) in tandem with bassist Graham Sinclair and sweet soul singer F'reez are The Imposters.
A pint of Handrian and Border.s Gladiator in hand, it was two sets of top class funk and soul with a bit of reggae to spice things up. Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder (Superstition), the Zuton's Valerie, Sting's Message in a Bottle (with Adam showing Stewart Copeland how a reggae rhythm should be played) and some Bob Marley together with Further On Up the Road (think Freddie King think Edd Carr) added up to a great afternoon of great tunes performed with consummate ease. Adam and Edd provided the backing vocals for Cool Dude F'reez. Graham kept things funkin', the crowd bayed for more. Great band. Check 'em out.
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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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