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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, February 17, 2011

Bell & Bucket Jazz Band @ The Bell & Bucket, Norfolk Street, North Shields. February 17th.

Paul Bacon (drums), Mac Rae (clarinet, trumpet & vocals), Dave Rae (banjo) & Ian Heslop (double bass).
North Shields has a new New Orleans session. Led by drummer Paul Bacon at the Bell & Bucket pub (formerly a fire station) this makes it the fourth week day jazz venue down at the coast. Mondays catch Brian Chester & co at Cullercoats Crescent Club, Wednesdays at the same watering hole the Vieux Carre are in attendance, along the road at The Porthole are the Jazz Esquires and every Friday Maureen Hall can also be heard there.
The Bell & Bucket get together is a dedicated New Orleans affair. Veterans all, Bacon deploys a minimalist technique, Mac Rae, of gruff visage, plays measured clarinet, brother Dave keeps it simple and Ian Heslop is one of those 'been there done that' types.
Mac Rae can sing a blues - and he did just that. Little Gypsy Sweetheart, Avalon and Bob Wills' San Antonio Rose were appreciated by a small, select crowd. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter was a good one (perhaps Maureen will sing this one tomorrow), likewise Ces't Magnifique.
Interval sitters-in were of the five-star variety; Roy Gibson (keyboards) played some Ellington and was joined on clarinet by Derek Fleck. trumpeter Mike Durham got up to sit down and have a blow (sitting down is the new standing up) and Ian Heslop was the last man standing.
A second set highlight saw a seated John Hallam augmenting the quartet for a bass trombone blast on Rosetta. There was a nod to Ken Colyer and a foot tappin' Down in Honky Tonk Town. All in all an enjoyable afternoon. Russell

1 comment :

Olga said...

Jazz Esquires are now at Magnesia Bank North Shields on Wed. 1-3pm

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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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