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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 Monday September 23

Afternoon

Jazz

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

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.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Golden Wedding @ Jazz @ The Fell @ The Legion

John Cowan (cornet); Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl); Jim McBriarty (alt/clt/vcl); George Richardson (pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Ian Hetherington (dms); Olive Rudd (vcl)
Ron Pollard welcomed everyone to his 50th Golden Wedding anniversary which by my reckoning means Ron and Joyce have been married for 2,500 years - or maybe it just seems like it!
Only joking, Ron and Joyce, I think you are one of the happiest couples I know - your chemistry on the dance floor proves it.
The Maine Street Jazzmen provided the music and were in good fettle. Jim McBriarty was back on clarinet and Ian Hetherington on drums. After the "Star couple" had twirled around the floor to The Anniversary Waltz the band set off in earnest with Big Butter and Egg Man. Herbie later sang Isle of Capri in a kind of Geordie patois and Olive sang Some of These Days diplomatically substituting "Your big fat mama" with "Your little sweet mama" as indeed befits the lady!
A thought occurred to me as I listened to the band playing China Boy. When George Richardson replaced Malcolm on piano it was akin to the time that Joe Bushkin replaced George Zack in Muggsy's Ragtime band.
Came the interval and the buffet was unveiled.
It was sumptuous and provided by members appreciative of the amount of time that Ron and Joyce have devoted to the music they love.
Several musos were in the audience including ex MSJ trumpet player Alan Smith, Roly Veitch, Mr and Mrs Bacon (Paul and Liz), Derek Cogger to mention but the ones I noticed.
I left as the second set began and I owe a massive apology to Joyce and Ron for leaving before Ron had finished his thank you speech but the number 54 was due...
Nevertheless, it was a wonderful evening and long may you both - and the Jazz Club - prosper. Photos by Eddie Carson.
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.
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