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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)


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



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.



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.

Monday, March 28, 2011

CD Review - "Emily Remembered" - Deirdre Cartwright and Kathy Dyson.

It would be unfair to describe the late Emily Remler as a great woman guitarist - she was a great guitarist irrespective of gender. Likewise, Deirdre Cartwright and Kathy Dyson are also great guitarists and there can be few more fitted to paying tribute to Emily who died at the tragically early age of 32.
Those of us who heard the duo Remembering Emily at the Side Café, Newcastle, back in 2009 will want this CD. Much of the music heard that night is re-created on the disc and, if anything, time has honed it to perfection.
As this is only the second time I've heard the duo I can't identify who does what but who/whatever they both do it effectively.
The music is a balanced mix of standards and originals all related in various ways to Inspiration Emily.
In particular I liked Afro Blue/Sonnet For Emily. This is Santamaria's classic played beneath a poem by Sarah P who emotively delivers a eulogic stanza to Emily whilst D and K play Emily's original arrangement. The love, the feeling filter through. It's delicate and refined - it's impeccable. Qualities people (like myself) love and others hate.
Music needs tenderness as much as aggression and this is tenderness personified - I can't stop playing it. The perfect antidote to much that passes as jazz these days!
Emily Remembered by Deirdre Cartwright and Kathy Dyson available here.

1 comment :

Dominic Rivron said...

Sadly, the music scene in Newcastle is one I don't know well, but
"Music needs tenderness as much as aggression..." Thanks for that - it'll be my thought for the day. It's easy for musicians to "get into a groove" and stay there when in fact the whole point is to explore a whole range of expression.

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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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