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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.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Next Wednesday (June 22) BBC Radio 2 - 2day

BBC Radio 2 are currently planning for 2DAY, a special day of programming on Wednesday 22 June which is going to turn the normal schedule upside down, resulting in a 12 hour on-air celebration of the best bits of the network. including Jamie Cullum’s jazz programme, to name but a small selection.
Bebop Spoken Here has been asked to submit a few favourite memories of Radio 2 so here I go with mine.
Humphrey Lyttleton's The Best of Jazz surely set the standard for jazz broadcasting. Humph's impeccable taste made this essential Monday night fare. Still miss the music and his sometimes laconic comments. It has to be said though that, these days, Jamie Cullum also does a pretty damn good job.
And of course, thinking Humph, there's Sorry I'll Read That Again which I think set another high bar (and still does).
Sheila Tracy and the BBC Big Band provided more essential listening and the standard has been maintained by Clare Teal today.
Alan Dell, Benny Green, Russell Davies and the late Malcolm Laycock all kept lovers of jazz and quality popular music well served as did "Parky".
Full details of the 12 hour celebration which concludes with an hour long live broadcast by Jools Holland's All-star Band including Clare Teal and Jamie Cullum are on the link below and it would be interesting to hear other readers views on BBC Radio 2 past and present - long may it continue.
Lance.

2 comments :

Ron said...

Peter Clayton was one of my favorite bbc broadcasters as well.
Ron

Liz said...

"The mood of Sundays on radio 2" will be something I shall definitely be listening to on that day. Those Sundays were wonderful days with great continuation. Alan Dell, Benny Green , Parky, David Jacobs...it was the best of times for those of us who enjoy popular quality music. No matter how the week had gone, Sundays, often driving, with full volume & singing along will always have a special place in my heart.
Liz

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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.

Submissions for review

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