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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 July 23

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

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood; Paul Grainger; Matt MacKellar.

Archipelago & J Frisco + Mark Williams Trio - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 8:00pm. £9.90.

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

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Rosies is now Refined! Maine Street Jazzmen Defy the Weather

Ray Harley (tpt); Herbie Hudson (tmb, hca,vcl); Derek Fleck (clt); Brian Chester (pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms).
The weather improved although whether that had anything to do with retired Weatherman Derek Fleck is totally inconsequential as I don't care what the weatherman says when the weatherman says it's raining - I'm not complaining, just rambling on!
The aforementioned ex-weatherman Derek was depping for McBriarty, the younger, whilst the Amos to his Andy - Brian Chester (photo) - stood in on keys for Malcolm Armstrong who was snowbound (ish) in Ponteland.
It was good to be back midst the Cumberland Bitter and the Tin Roof Blues after last week's cancellation and despite the changes of personel they got a good sound - Savoy Blues in particular had the Kid Ory feel about it that didn't hurt a bit.
Sweet Georgia Brown was as good as any instrumental version going the rounds and Olive's When Your Smiling, Some of These Days and All of Me more than made up for her failure to sell me a winning raffle ticket (verdict: singing great, raffle ticket selling could do better.)
Ray Harley and Herbie were their usual exuberant selves, Derek Fleck as inscrutable as ever, Brian Chester, a dark enigmatic figure modulating melodically in the background whilst the cucumber cool bassist Ruddered the ship into Mike Humble's propulsive launch pad.
Yes! - Rosie's on a Thursday is the hottest ticket in town. BSH correspondent Ann Alex thought the clientele more refined than on her last visit - I think it was because someone had shaved!

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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