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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 Saturday August 17

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Newcastle Jazz Festival - Tyne Bank Brewery, Walker Road, Newcastle NE6 2AB. Tel: 0191 265 2828. £15.00. All day event, line-up:

Zoë Gilby & Andy Champion (1:30pm)

Alan Law Trio (2:40pm)

Mark Williams Trio (3:50pm)

Emma Fisk & James Birkett (5:00pm)

(Evening)

Alexander Bone (6:15pm)

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band (7:45pm).

Blues/Funk/Soul

King Snake - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Friday, September 24, 2010

Scarborough Jazz Festival - Day One - Overture

Not a good start weather wise - cold and windy with squally showers. Nevertheless, I managed the drive without mishap - listening to Art Pepper's The Trip helped - and checked into my hotel which the brochure had optimistically described as being 'within walking distance of The Spa Complex' - and it would have been if I'd trained for the event.
I walked anyway proving that I'm fitter than I thought.
The Spa is undergoing renovation and the theatre of operations has been shifted to the Ocean Room which is upstairs and further along from the ballroom. Methinks 'twill be advisable to get there early tonight as good vantage points will be at a premium.
Reconnaissance completed I funicularred up to town for steak and chips in Wetherspoons. It was a tough steak and I quit midway although the chips and the ale were excellent.
Time to return to the hotel and tart myself up for tonight's concerts.
Nigel Price Organ Trio/Ian Shaw/Stan Tracey w. Guy Barker and Bobby Wellins.
Lance.

1 comment :

Jerry said...

Commiserations on the tough steak! For Cherry Tree-style food at about £20, try early doors at Beiderbeckes (The Crescent). We had pheasant there and it was superb. Let's face it, on your current mission, that eaterie has to be a "must" for the name alone! Their web-site claims live jazz but we heard no evidence - the background music was OK though.
JERRY

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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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Lance