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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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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 September 16

Afternoon

Jazz

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.

Evening

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

Monday, December 06, 2010

Threes.

There's a saying that everything happens in threes and this week would seem to be a case in point.
Take tomorrow night at The Sage, Gateshead, where we have the Three B's - Kenny Ball, Chris Barber and Acker Bilk. Tickets are reported to be going very fast for this trad extravaganza. So, if you were one of those who looked for an alternative to The Beatles back in the 1960's this is the place for you.
Later on - Friday to be exact - another triple trad bill takes place at The Saville Exchange, North Shields. This one is both joyous and sad. Happy jazz from the Vieux Carré Jazzmen, West Jesmond Rhythm Kings and Rae Brothers New Orleans Jazz Band but sadness also inasmuch as it is the final Mike Durham promotion at the venue.
Big Bands too are out in triplicate with the Customs House Big Band at Cleadon All Saints Church Hall on Tuesday (Dec 7) whilst at the City Hall, Newcastle, on Friday (Dec 10) Jason Isaacs does it his way in front of the Dave Connelly Big Band and on Sunday night, if you happen to be in Hong Kong, there is a big band bash at Ned Kelly's Last Stand.
However, if Kowloon is a too far away then the City of Sunderland Youth Jazz Orchestraare at Washington Arts Centre on Thursday and Friday evenings from 7:00pm.
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