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Barry Harris (in 1981): "There is not one place in the world that you can find more jazz musicians from than Detroit." - (DownBeat, September 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 August 18

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. Free.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Rockafellas - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

East Coast Jazz Jam - The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 6:00pm. Free.

Bradley Johnston Trio + Giles Strong Trio - Black Bull, Bridge St., Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00.

Dan Garel & Friends - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm (doors). £6.00. (£3.00. student).

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

Monday, August 02, 2010

Zoe Gilby Quartet @ The Cherry Tree

Zoe Gilby (vcl), Mark Williams (gtr), Andy Champion (bs), Richard Brown (dms).
The trio kicked off with Straight No Chaser - I kicked off with a bottle of Black Sheep also straight no chaser. Both put me in the mood for what was to follow.
In Zoe's case this was Come's Love in mine it was Marinated Squid with Olives, Heritage Tomatoes and Basil Dressing.
Both were delightful starters.
All or Nothing At All, one of Frank's early hits with the James Band, sounded good and it was nice to hear it again. As Time Goes By brought back memories of Casablanca although, by this time my attention was diverted by the huge pile of Steamed Mussels with Smoked Bacon served in a sauce of Belgium Wheat Beer and, of course, frites that was placed before me.
Other musical moments included Squeeze Me, Caravan and a strange mixture of I'm Beginning To See The Light and When Lights Are Low that somehow worked.
It had been a good first set but, like most Cherry Tree gigs, the real fireworks explode in the second half.
Stella By Starlight by the trio got the ball rolling with Mark Williams excelling - does he ever do otherwise?
Zoe then gave us some worldly wisdom in The Lieber and Stoller classic originally written for Peggy Lee - Some Cats Know. The gently insinuating lyric, I'm sure, got under the surface of most red blooded males present.
An up tempo blast on Cheek To Cheek was taken at such a lick I defy anyone to sing it faster!
When I indulged my taste-buds with a bowl of Gratinated Summer Fruits with Mascarpone Sorbet I couldn't help but think of the opening line to Berlin's tune - Heaven, I'm in Heaven...
I Didn't Know What Time it Was also hit the spot.
Peel Me A Grape, I Only Have Eyes For You, One Note Samba, Secret Love and the encored Lady Is a Tramp - another tear-up - made for another great evening at the Cherry Tree and another fine performance by Mrs Champion to be. As mentioned, Mark was at the top of his game with Andy and Richard providing the underpinnings - as well as the occasional solo.
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