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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.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Customs House Big Band + Ruth Lambert. Open rehearsal @ the New Crown, South Shields.

There's Nowt as Funny as Folks!
Take Wednesday night at Customs House. Big Band and Ruth played to capacity audience - tickets were £11 (£9 for us aad gits) and the buggers loved it! So wouldn't y' think that when same people had opportunity to hear band and singer for nowt, in a pub that sells good cheap ale, they would be queuing like they did in wartime clutching ration book to buy a tin of spam!
Not on your nelly - they stayed in and watched Emmerdale!
Still that was their loss! Sandra the saxophone, myself, Brenda the voice and Tim - along with a few wayfaring strangers enjoyed the first half rehearsal and the second half concert.
The rehearsal set included a blues by Maynard Ferguson and the popular jazz standard Four.
This latter item had some interplay - or should it be Four-play? - among the saxes whilst the Fergie tune was a demonstration of how to get the dynamics of a phrase right - educational.
For the concert proper Ruth was on hand looking street elegant in long cardi, jeans and boots.
My Funny Valentine, Paper Moon, S'wonderful and Come Fly With Me were Ruth's five star renditions whilst the band goosed What The World Needs Now, Nestico's Fun Time and Jersey Bounce.
Sale of the Century (well it is only 2010!)
Lance.
Next open rehearsal Nov 2 STSP.

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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