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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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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 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.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Preview - Alexander Stewart @ The Hideaway, Streatham.

Although the prime aim of Bebop Spoken Here is to focus on Jazz in the North East we do, nevertheless have a number of followers in other parts of the country - London in particular - and some of our bands do play gigs down there. AVC (see posting below) and Keith Stephen's Hot Club Trio being the most recent. So, when our 'Friends in the South' tell me about a gig, especially if it is a one I can relate to, then I try to mention it. whilst, at the same time pointing out that the LondonJazz blog is the definitive source for jazz in the capital. I first heard Alexander Stewart at the Spice of Life last year and I was absolutely knocked out by his singing. Alexander recently appeared at Ronnie's and you can check that gig out below. Also details of a forthcoming gig at a new venue in Streatham for those of you who are down that way.

Alexander Stewart - his debut at an exciting new jazz haunt south of the river, The Hideaway. Once again we are featuring saxophone star Nathaniel Facey with the group. Sunday 12 September, 9pm at Hideaway: 2 Empire Mews Stanthorpe Road Streatham London SW16 2ED, just behind Streatham High Road and only 1 minute from Streatham main line station. More information and directions here: http://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/node Did you miss Alexander at Ronnie Scott's? Have a look at some clips from that fantastic show below.

Waste of a Love Affair. Me and My Crazy Ideas. Just In Time.

At Hideaway, Stewart will perform with his pianist and musical director Alex Webb, acclaimed bassist Gary Crosby - recently made an OBE for services to jazz in the UK, Andy Chapman on drums and special guest Nathaniel Facey on alto sax.

Sounds good.

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