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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.

Until July 21

Today Tuesday July 16

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. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Gala Big Band w. ALAN BARNES: Strictly Come BRASSing - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £15.00. (£12.00. concs.). A Durham Brass Festival event.

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc. raffle). RCJ with Don Armstrong (clarinet, saxophone, penny whistle, vocals).

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SOLD OUT!

Zoe Rahman & Laura MacDonald - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192.. 8:00pm. £12.00. (£10.00. concs.). JNE.

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Northern Monkey Brass Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Sunday, December 12, 2010

In Royal David's City - Extreme Measures @ The Bridge

Pete Tanton (flg/tpt); Mark Williams (gtr); Stu Collingwood (pno); David Carnegie (dms); Stuart Davies (bs.)
Extreme Measures! It might have been thought that the loss of tenor player Gary Turner would have completely screwed things up but, just as David coped with previous changes in personel, as ever, he's found someone new.
In this case Pete Tanton a rather superb flugel/trumpet player from, I believe, Alabama. His lyricism is something else - this is how a flugel should sound! With, I presume, only limited rehearsal time, Pete waltzed the charts putting his clearly identifiable stamp on them. The north-east is going to get to know and remember this guy.
Apart from being a cool cat with a horn Pete is also a published novelist - check Johnny Lonely out here.
Tonight however, it wasn't just Pete - Mark Williams on an Epiphone 335 style long neck guitar proved just why he seems to be holding the guitar chair in just about every other band you see! Stu's Collingwood and Davies played their part to perfection whilst the leader - soft spoken and friendly off-duty - is transformed into a drumnastic demon, a percussive professer, a skin specialist once he gets behind the kit.
The result is a jazzier rather than a rockier band and a band not above a little seasonal jollity. They came 'a wassailing' on God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - not that these merry gentlemen were resting thank god. They took England's Carol on a sleigh - or should that be slay? - ride to Downtown Lapland and didn't spare the reindeers.
Prior to this the material had consisted of pieces from the band's forthcoming CD due for release in the new year - I can't wait!
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