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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.

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

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas in the Jazz Café

John Rowland (ten), Pete Gilligan (pno), Stu Findon (bs), Fiona Littlewood (vcl).
I arrived at Jazz Café armed with shopping (Jazz Journal and Down Beat) and it looked as though reading them would be the extent of today's jazz content at the Pink Lane Jazzerie - although Keith did spin some nice Lionel Hampton. "Jazz on the marimba remarked one 'knowledgeable' youth!"
Eventually, John Rowland arrived and, together with Pete the Piano, they played All Blues. It was good.
Stu and Fiona showed and with them a goodly throng who appreciated Fi's renditions of Softly As In A Morning Sunrise, Nearness of You, Now's The Time and Four to mention but some.
John Rowland had impressive Ike Quebec moments on tenor and Pete's percussive piano made up for the lack of a drummer. On bass Stu Findon kept it on the straight and not so narrow.
It was a good afternoon with mince pies and other delicacies handed round by mein host.
Merry Xmas Keith.
To add to the ambience my old friend Judith showed.
The ambience disappeared outside when we discovered the dreaded snow had returned!
Still it was a good afternoon and what's a little snow anyway amongst friends?
Lance.

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Hi Lance, is the sunday afternoon jam on next week?

Lance said...

I have it on authority (Pete Gilligan) that it is.

Anonymous said...

Ok, thank you very much. It's my girlfriend's 18th, so it'll be her first time there and she's very much looking forward to it.

Lance said...

Wish her many happy returns from me.

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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