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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.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Second Coming - or was it the third or fourth? Ray Harley and the Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie's.

Ray Harley (tpt), Barry Soulsby (clt), Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Mike Humble (dms), Olive Rudd (vcl).
Even without Ray Harley the Maine Street boys play an almost unbeatable brand of Dixieland. With Ray they are unbeatable!
This afternoon they kicked the gong around like as though it was Armageddon around the corner rather than King Street. Ray and Herbie going for gold on every solo. Barry, depping for Jimmy Mack, was as smooth as a pint of Black Velvet with a raw oyster chaser. On piano, Malcolm wasn't smooth at all whilst Mike Humble para-diddled them off to Gloryland on Moose March. Muscrat Ramble did indeed ramble with vocal from Herbie and punchy solo's from all. One observation - Herbie sang It Ain't No Sin and did indeed sing it well. However, I think Olive should take a chorus as well - better imagery re dancing around in their bones!
What Olive did sing was All of Me, Eenie Meenie Miney Mo, You Can Depend on Me, I Got Rhythm. The Eenie Meenie song - new to me - written in 1935 by Johnny Mercer and Matty Malneck swung along nicely.
What can I say? Thursday afternoon at Rosie's - the only game in town.
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