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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 Monday July 22



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.



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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jazz Esquires @ The Porthole

Miles Watson (tpt/vcl), Andy Lee (alt), Tony Winder (ten/clt), Terry Dalton (tmb), Roy Gibson (pno), Laurie Brown (vbs/dms), Stan Nicholson (bs), Robin Douthwaite (gtr), Ray Walker (dms). Teresa Armstrong (vcl), George Laing (piano). Close your eyes and you could, with a bit of imagination, imagine this was a Buck Clayton Jam Session - as the song says - Imagination is funny...
Yes it required a lot of imagination today...
However, to be fair, Laurie did announce that they were trying out some unchartered charts so full marks for effort.
Poor Butterfly, it has to be said, was still in the caterpillar stage but I'm Beginning To See The Light and Mean to Me (with a vocal by Miles) sounded good and any fragility in the ensembles was more than made up for in the soloes.
Laurie swung things along on vibes whilst that musical maverick Andy Lee stumbled delightfully through the changes.
George Laing played intermission piano with Over The Rainbow and Applehoney before Teresa gave out with Bewitched and Out of Nowhere.
The afternoon rounded off with Just In Time (for me to catch the ferry). Photos.

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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.
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