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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 July 22

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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Saturday, October 09, 2010

Good Duos Come in Threes!

I made my regular Saturday afternoon saunter to South Shields and, as is my wont, called into the library.
Down in the depths of the building - in the Music Dept. - I noted they were selling off some CDs including three jazz ones that, by intent - or more likely coincidence, happened to be duo recordings.
And what duos!
Bob Barnard with John Sheridan not only brought back memories of those famous Vanguard recordings of Ruby Braff and Ellis Larkins but also Bob's more recent gig at Trinity Church, Gosforth with Roly (Veitch) and the gang. Some great numbers including that old favourite of Muggsy's You're Lucky To Me. A new one to me (written 1933 by Johnson and Coslow!) was Black Moonlight. Great number - love the way the notes fall together on bars 5 - 8. Checked out versions by Mel, Ernestine and Anita on Spotify but hey - Amanda King gets the cigar!
Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock made for an interesting comparision with Brian's gig at Scarborough with Julian Arguelles. Two very different tenor players but one thing is sure - Brian Kellock brings out the best in whoever he's paired with. A choice selection of 'Gassers'.
Benny Green and Russell Malone. Not Green the late sax/broadcaster or Green the late bop trombone player but Green the piano who is far from late! Coupled with guitarist Russell Malone - the pair prove to be another well matched duo playing lines that both contrast and complement in a mix of standards and originals.
A good day rounded off with a pint of Hook Norton Gold in JDW's.
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