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Bebop Spoken There

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 Tuesday September 17

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Acoustic Infusion with the Mighty Horns - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00. Rick Laughlin & co.

Strictly Smokin’ Sessions - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £8.00. & £6.00.

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 819845. 8:00pm. £4.00. Guest: Don Armstrong (reeds). Note earlier start.

Blues

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

CD Review - Jazz at the Marquis - the Maine Street Jazzmen.

Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl); Ray Harley (tpt); Jim McBriarty (clt); Malcolm Armstrong (pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Ian Hetherington (dms); Olive Rudd (vcl). Plus, Mike Humble (dms); Gavin Lee (clt); Colin Haikney (pno).
Buddy's Habits; Climax Rag; How Could You Leave Me; Mahogany Hall Stomp; Some of These Days; Shimme Sha Wabble; Panama Rag; Blues for Jimmy; Sweet Georgia Brown; Wolverine Blues; Howd'ya Like To Love Me?; Bye Bye Blues. Apologies if this week seems dedicated to the Maine Street Jazzmen but it's just the way the tummy rumbles.
This, the fifth CD by the Maine Street Jazzmen, was perportedly recorded live at the Marquis of Granby in Sunniside where the band play Thursday nights. If this was indeed the case then they were the quietest jazz audience I ever heard and this is music that gets the feet tapping and the crowd roaring their approval - strange.
However, the lack of audible appreciation doesn't diminish the content even if it does take away the feeling of 'being there'.
Ray Harley is featured and his trumpet playing does stand-out although his sidekicks and the guests are no less important and all have their moments in the sun(niside).
Olive only has two numbers but Howd'ya Like To Love Me is an absolute gem. The Burton Lane song that I think began life in an Alice Faye movie suits Olive and the band to a tee.
Herbie also sings and plays growly trombone and jazzy harmonica.
A good example of one of the top Dixieland outfits playing today.
Available at gigs or from http://www.themainestreetjazzmen.co.uk/.
Lance.

1 comment :

Ann Alex said...

Lance. I now have this CD and I agree that it would be even better with crowd noises. I'll be playing this at my next party (for my relatives)) as it's not too 'heavy' and very good for all tastes.

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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