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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 August 19

Afternoon

Jazz

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

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.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Mo is 'The Most' @ the Maggi

Mo Scott (vcl), Rod Sinclair (gtr), Neil Harland (bs), Lloyd Howell (dms).
With Mo and her band what you hear is what you get. At the Cherry Tree it's the smooth, sophisticated lounge singer. In a jazz club such as Blaydon it's the cool jazz bird. At the Maggi Bank - The Magnesia Bank, to be correct - one of North Shield's finest watering holes you get the screaming rock chick. Whichever mode you catch her in there is one common denominator - the blues. Mo wouldn't sing Happy Birthday without those blues drenched sounds emerging.
Today they were in full flight. She met up with Muddy Waters and B.B. King - probably at a crossroads in Georgia - Let the good times roll with Louis Jordan and gave Peggy Lee Fever.
Whoosh! this was one crazy afternoon. Her version of Hound Dog would give Elvis something to think about!
Behind Mo the guys did the biz. Rod, in slide/bottleneck mode, played like he'd been drinking muddy water whilst sleeping in a hollow log. Those blues chords erupted from the Fenders in just about every inversion known below the Mason/Dixon Line - not to mention a few from the south side of Chicago. Big Neil kept it all rooted in Memphis whilst Lloyd is a metronomic monster who gets in there and rocks his socks off (had to be careful with that sentence!)
Memorable, but why do the ferries have to drop anchor at 6:00pm on a Sunday?
Still I was marooned in good company and took the long way home on the Metro although really it should have been on Route 66!
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