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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.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Our Thoughts Are With (Mighty) Joe Young

I've just received the sad news that Joe Young is currently in a care home. Guitarist/Bassist Joe has been a figure on the north-east jazz scene since the late forties/early fifties firstly as the leader of one of the area's first modern bands then later as bass player with the Vieux Carré Jazzmen. Diane thanks those musicians and friends who have been supportive during this difficult period and would appreciate hearing, via this site, from those who may not have known the situation. Our thoughts are with Joe and Diane. Lance.

2 comments :

alf stone said...

I'm so sad to hear the news about Joe. I was a regular at his sessions at the New Orleans in the mid-sixties and a great fan of the band. My thoughts are with him and his family. Please keep us updated.

Diane said...

For all Joe's friends who have taken the time to read the blog, I would like to say that whilst Joe isn't in the best of health, he is settled and as happy as can be under the circumstances - which is doubtless due to his exceptionally kind and good nature.
I visit Joe at least four times per week and above all, I ensure he's as well dressed as ever!!!
Whilst not wishing to sound flippant in any way, small things mean a lot, especially at this time.
Whilst I do not have email access as such, any messages can be relayed to me via this blog, or directly via Lance Liddle.
Thank you Lance for your kind thoughts.
Diane Young.

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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