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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.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crecent Club. Monday 30th August.

Brian Chester (keyboards & trombone), Iain McAulay (trombone, trumpet & vocals), Derek Fleck (clarinet & tenor saxophone), John Hallam (double bass & sousaphone) & Ollie Rillands (drums & vocals) + Teresa McMullen (?) (vocals), Roy Gibson (keyboards), Doris Fenn (banjolele), Laurence McBriarty (trombone) & Miles Watson (vocals)
Holiday Monday and the joint was jumpin'. So full was it that extra seats were brought through from the bar. From the Crescent Club's sea view windows, white horses were dancing to the North Sea horizon. Inside feets weren't failin' us with C Jam Blues as the opener, booted along by some meaty tenor fom Derek Fleck. A varied set list included Just a Little While to Stay Here to Dr.Jazz with Miles Watson dispensing the prescription to Monk's Straight No Chaser. There was some good three 'bone ensemble work courtesy of Chester, McAulay and McBriarty, John Hallam enjoyed it all and Ollie Rillands, excellent drummer that he is, treated one and all to a Jerry Lee Lewis vocal medley. A canny afternoon.
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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