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Bebop Spoken There

Bill Reglein (JJ Babbitt m/pieces): "We made this mouthpiece for Eddie Harris. He played tenor sax and trumpet. He played in some pretty rough bars. The story goes that he was afraid he'd get in a fight and get his teeth knocked out. He figured that if even that happened he could still play tenor. So, the request came in, 'Can I get a reed mouthpiece for my trumpet?' the company made exactly one." - (DownBeat October 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 Saturday September 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see above).

Solitude - St John's Church, Grainger St., Newcastle NE1 5JG. 11:00am & 2:00pm. Free. Gabriele Heller’s audio play (40mins).

Jeff Barnhart’s Silent Film Festival: Reel 2 - St Augustine's Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG. 12:30pm. £10.00. (under 16s free). Barnhart’s piano accompaniment to classic silent films.

Vieux Carré Jazzmen: River Tyne Jazz Cruise - Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Departing 1:00pm (boarding from 12:30pm) from o/s Pitcher & Piano, returning 4:00pm. Tickets: £25.00. (info 0191 252 9429/07710 528413). On board buffet & Tyne Bank Brewery bar.

Evening

Ronnie Scott's All Stars - Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough TS5 6SA. Tel: 01642 815181. 8:00pm. £22.50. (inc bf). Ronnie Scott's Story: 60th Anniversary Concert.

Nikki Iles, Karen Sharp & Friends - Queen's Hall Library, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham NE46 3LS. Tel: 01434 652477. 9:30pm. £15.00. A Hexham Abbey Festival of Music & Arts event.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Bullfrog Blues Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lennart Andersson w. Paul Edis Trio @ The Cherry Tree

Lennart Andersson (ten); Paul Edis (pno); Mick Shoulder (bs); Rob Walker (dms).
It was everything I expected it to be and more!
Thursday's session at Blaydon was great make no mistake about it yet tonight, possibly because of the compact, more intimate setting, the Getzian sound was even purer.
Lip service I know but when it is done so beautifully who cares?
The quartet opened with Don't Get Around Much Anymore and it became quickly apparent that the four musicians were as compatible with each other as the Salad of Heritage Tomatoes was with the Fresh Peaches, Organic British Feta and Purple Basil. Stella By Starlight is another delightful "dish" musically speaking.
The Gasbook was well and truly raided tonight with How About You, Misty, and The Girl From Ipanema as well as the classic Bop anthem Anthropology.
It occurred to me as I treat my taste buds to a generous portion of Wallington Hall Steak, Wild Ransom Butter, French Fries and Yorkshire Watercress whilst the band played Mobley's This I Dig of Thee that if I closed my eyes I would be in Birdland or maybe even Heaven! A kindly invitation to join Lennart's wife, granddaughter and partner for a drink elicited the info that they are now living in Hastings - Sweden's loss the UK's gain.
The second set began with my British Cherry Eton Mess and Rosewater Cream - words fail me - I'm afraid my vocabulary is incapable of describing the sheer delight of this dessert. The best I can come up with is that it was the culinary equivelant of Lennart's version of Only Trust Your Heart!
Body and Soul, Doxy, Stan's Blues, The Song is You, Wave and that most beautiful of Scandinavian folk songs - Dear Old Stockholm were some of the other pieces. Each one delivered immaculately. Also let us not forget to praise the sterling work put in by Paul, Mick and Rob. All were clearly enjoying themselves as they swung along effortlessly. Paul, in particular, was on top of his game with some fine solos.
It was a grand night for swinging...
Photos. (above one from Jerry Edis)
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.
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Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance