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Mark Walker: "A drummer in a big band is always happy. It's like driving a big bus." - (Downbeat, August 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 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, January 20, 2011

A Tale of Two Ditties - The Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's

Olive Rudd (vcl), Ray Harley (tpt), Herbie Hudson (tpt/vcl/hca), Jim McBriarty (clt/vcl), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Mike Humble (dms).
It was the best of times - it was the worst of times...
The best of times was Olive, in Maxine Sullivan mode, singing Every Time (every doggone time) and Hard Hearted Hannah. Jim did a great vocal on... omg! help me out someone I've forgotten the title! It was about someone wanting a girl... (Alan Rudd has obliged - Gonna Get a Girl - Hoagy Carmichael 1927)
The band were in stompsville on Alexander's Ragtime Band and Herbie went walkies on a religioso number - Over In The Glory Land. The T man also blew gut bucket slide and bended the Hohner 270 almost 180 degrees soundwise on another number. This is one good band.
Ray Harley has the big fat Harry James sound that leads the ensemble to the promised land.
Django Armstrong - I call him Django because today he had two fingers strapped together - kicked things along whilst Alan and Mike made sure the wheels didn't come off - they never do.
It was doubly good to meet up with Jill and Bill - jazz fans both and blog visitors. Also alto man Gordon and good buddies Bill and Chas.
So where, I hear you ask, are the worst of times?
The beer prices have gone up!
But yes, please someone, tell me the name of the tune Jim sang - it was great! (Gonna Get A Girl).
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