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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.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Not Just Another Poster

This latest edition to the Posters and Programmes is a reminder of what was possibly the greatest ever Jazz Festival held in the North-east if not the UK.
The 1978 Cleveland Jazz Festival at Middlesbrough's then football ground Ayresome Park.
Just look at the names!
And I was there.
The festival was promoted by George Wein and Andy Hudson.
The poster is from the archives of the late Chris Yates.
Lance.

5 comments :

Russell said...

Hi Lance

What a fantastic collection!

Russell

Lance said...

As well as the names on the poster there was Harry Edison, Lockjaw Davis, Vic Dickenson, Dick Hyman, Major Holley, J.C.Heard, Chris Barber, George Melly, Montgomery, Georgie Fame and NYJO!

Lance said...

Marion Montgomery not Wes that is

john.wilkie010 said...

Wow! What a concert!

How could I not have heard of it before? And to have missed it, never having lived outside the North East! Unforgiveable. I'm busy raking through the grey matter to work out where I might have been.

Did see Ella and Oscar at City Hall in Newcastle, but not sure when-but wont sleep thinking of what I missed.

JonW

Murray said...

I was in Edinburgh and heard about it on the Wednesday. I had just left school and in those days we could sign on in the holidays so my first £13.50 dole check took me by train to Middlesborough. I paid £1 to watch the gig and slept on the veranda behind the old Middlesborough general hospital. At the time it was the best days of my life, even now it still ranks. All the best jazz musicians in the world in Middlesborough! There was even a Pernod promotion...

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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