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Bebop Spoken There

Giovanni Guidi: "So many jazz albums today are all original compositions, and five minutes after the record is finished, you can't remember a single song. I think it's a problem." - (JazzTimes Oct. 2019).


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 Thursday October 17



Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see above).

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.



Aurora - St James' & St Basil's Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Fenham, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £8.00. (£4.00. student). Zoë Gilby, Noel Dennis & co play the music of Tom Harrell.

No Fox - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. (£3.00. student).

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NJ. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

Darlington Big Band - Dorman’s Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

Gerry Richardson Jazz Quartet - Hoochie Coochie, 54 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 8:30pm (doors 7:00pm). Free.


Holy Moly & the Crackers - Georgian Theatre, Green Dragon Yard, Stockton TS18 1AE. Tel: 01642 674115. 7:30pm. £12.00.

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

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wishes for the New Year

I'd like to take this opportunity of inviting north-east jazz fans to suggest bands/musicians/singers they'd like to see appearing locally in 2011. Send us your wish lists although don't be too ambitious. For starters here's mine: Simon Spillett, Paul Booth, Karen Sharp, Mornington Lockett, Lew Watson, Bobby Wellins (tenors) Ryan Quigley, Bruce Adams (trumpets) Paul Towndrow, Pete King, Nigel Hitchcock, Jason Yarde (altos) Brass Jaw, Gillespiana, NYJO (bands) John Surman (bari) Brian Kellock, Leon Greening, Jason Moran (piano) Martin Taylor,Dave Cliff (guitars) Angie King, Sarah Ellen Hughes, (vocals) These are just a few thoughts but let us have yours and who knows... Lance.


Paul said...

Ari Hoenig and John Taylor. Hooked on both at the moment. Happy Christmas, New Year etc.


John T said...

I want to hear/see two bands from the south of our region and if possible book them for Ashington Jazz Club for Spring 2010!

I've not seen Djangology live but the myspace clips sound great ( Especially now with a new and more local line up including professor Birkett!!)

The other is Ray Dales with Jeremy McMurry and Co. Samples sound great - a real nice, straight ahead alto sound.
John T

Debra said...

Kurt Elling. Very disappointed he's not at the Sage after all - he was initially listed in the Jazz Festival

Bobbi C said...

20s & 30s style hot jazz at venues with a bit of dancefloor space please!

Neil said...

Jacques loussier, Sonny Rollins, Darius Brubeck,
Happy New Year Lance,

SR said...

Dear Santa, please may you get me:

Matthew Bourne/Steve Davis/Dave Kane performing their acclaimed album "Lost Something"

Dave O'Higgins' old band "Roadside Picnic"

Andy Sheppard's "Movement in Colour" quintet

Phronesis left out the united state of northeast in their "Alive" album 2011 tour, tschtsch.

Arun Ghosh, but only after he's made a new long awaited album

Keith and Charlie's Jasmine. I'll promise not to cough or clap!

Vijay Iyer

Love the dancefloor suggestion. I ask you when was the last time you bopped to the bop!?

and most of all Carla Bley

Liz said...

Laurie Holloway & any combination of his choice musicians to accompany

cptfinch said...

Couple of Americans:
Freddie Cole - saw him earlier in year and would suit the intimate atmosphere of hall 2 at Sage.
Diana Krall - hall 1 at Sage.

Roly said...

Well - two top players that spring to mind are pianist John Taylor and Louis Stewart.
Maybe they could come as a duo (Evans/Hall style?)
For a one off local combination - I've often said Steve Andrews would be great with a top class 'modern' trio.
So maybe Steve plus Paul Edis Trio playing a pre-planned (even maybe rehearsed) set of tunes.
I bet the music would be good.
All the best for 2011.

Derrick C said...

The best I can come up with is referring you www.norwichjazzparty. This suggestion reflects personal preferences together with the fact that the performers will be in the UK late April early May. Relevant contact info is also on this website if of interest to you.

Lance said...

Some excellent names there Derrick - Daryl Sherman, Bob Wilber, Ken Peplowski, Scott Hamilton, Marty Grosz, Karen Sharp, Warren Vaché etc...

gillian said...

As for jazz artists, let's start the New Year off in optimistic mood if not in a slightly frivolous mood. I would like, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. I guess that takes care of January. I'm sure that our paths will cross soon because the paths are now free from snow and ice. I'm afraid that I've fallen twice but I'm O.K.

Lance said...

Gillian - the impossible may take a little while...
In the meantime the closest you're going to get to the names mentioned would be by a visit to Rosie Malone's, South Shields Market Place Thursday afternoons at 2:00pm.

Wes said...

If I could pick any group it would be the Bryan Spring Trio, I'd like to see return visits from Paul Clarvis, Peter Brotzmann, Han Bennink, Ernst Reijseger, Gunter Baby Sommer, what's the chances of getting Ornette Coleman! Anyone who recorded for the BYG Actuel label that is still alive and kicking would be very exciting and I'd like to see Barry Guy in Newcastle.

Pam Y said...

Just been listening to David Murray with Cassandra Wilson, one can but dream!!

Russell said...

Hi Lance

A short list, in no particular order...Lewis Watson, Charles Gayle, James Carter, Mike Walker, Mike Outram, Zoe Rahman, Stan Tracey, Djangologie, Brass Jaw, Northern Brass and many more.


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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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