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Bebop Spoken There

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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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 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, January 24, 2011

Veitch Steps Into The Breach @ The Cherry Tree

Sue Ferris (ten/bar/flt), Roly Veitch (gtr/vcl), Neil Harland (bs), John Hirst (dms).
The previous post saw Jim Birkett and Roly Veitch disguised as folkies in the form of The Blaydon Aces.
Tonight, at the Cherry Tree, Jim Birkett was billed but it was in fact that other Ace of Blaydon who showed - Roly Veitch. One presumes JB picked something up whilst Ashington way. The quartet got underway with Pennies From Heaven which turned out to be compatible with my starter of Crab Fritters. Just as Sue and Roly's intertwining lines wove in and around each other so did the Fritter in Squash Puree and Granny Smith Apple wind themselves around my tastebuds. I suspect that it - the starter - came from the same place - Heaven!
Sue's tenor playing is as cool as the Basque Sauce that complemented my Moules Frites was hot!
Here's that Rainy Day brought the flute out and, later on, Mulligan's Walkin' Shoes and Stardust saw the dimutive lass blowing baritone. The tried and tested standards were rolled out with Roly's vocals including I Wished On The Moon and You're a Lucky Guy. A mini barnstormer from Sue on Blue Monk was deservedly acknowledged by the diners. John Hirst drove things along and Neil - in contrast to his Fender thrash with Mo, yesterday - was back on double bass and a tower, I use the word advisedly as he's about 9 ft tall, of strength.
Another fine Cherry Tree session.
Lance.
PS: I didn't have a dessert this week as, after I'd demolished my plate of Moules which piled up to about Neil Harland's eybrows, there simply wasn't room!

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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