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Bebop Spoken There

Barry Harris (in 1981): "There is not one place in the world that you can find more jazz musicians from than Detroit." - (DownBeat, September 2019).

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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 Saturday August 17

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Newcastle Jazz Festival - Tyne Bank Brewery, Walker Road, Newcastle NE6 2AB. Tel: 0191 265 2828. £15.00. All day event, line-up:

Zoë Gilby & Andy Champion (1:30pm)

Alan Law Trio (2:40pm)

Mark Williams Trio (3:50pm)

Emma Fisk & James Birkett (5:00pm)

(Evening)

Alexander Bone (6:15pm)

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band (7:45pm).

Blues/Funk/Soul

King Snake - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Little Mo Band @ Central Bar, Gateshead.

Mo Scott (vcl), Rod Sinclair (vcl), Neil Harland (bs), Lloyd Howell (dms).
After last weeks belter by the Ray Stubbs R'n'B All Stars the punters wanted something special to follow and something special they got!
The new tables and stools have arrived giving the Blue Room a nice clean anaesthetised look about it. This is wrong - to fit the music the tables should have cigarette burns, beer stains and a few other unidentifiable (to a nun) stains to give it that earthy blues bar ambiance - no doubt they will with time come (well maybe not the nicotine).
However, such peripheral thoughts were banished once Little Mo did Big Mama Thornton's Hound Dog. We were off down the highway taking no prisoners. Mo can do unrequited and do it good.
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? Cutting edge Dinah - Fever, Peggy on Vodka with a Valium chaser. BB King and the suspects all contributed to a tremendous set by Tyneside's Empress of The Blues.
Rod Sinclair switched back and forward from Tele to Strat and sounded good on both with some bottleneck for good measure. Likewise Neil kept the Fender flag flying with both 4 and 5 string bass.
Lloyd, a metronomic powerhouse, ensured the Greyhound bus arived in Chicago on time.
It was one helluva trip.
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.

Submissions for review

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