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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 Sunday September 22

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm. Free.

Sunday Jazz in the Crypt - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 2:00-6:00pm. £12.00. + bf. Line-up: Noel Dennis Trio + Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat + Anthony Strong.

More Jam - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 3:00pm. Free.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free.

Somethin' Blue Trio - The Pennyweight, Bakehouse Hill, Darlington DL1 5QA. Tel: 01325 468411. 5:00-7:00pm. Free.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Memphis Cruisers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Alexys de Alfaro - Revoluçion de Cuba, Cloth Market, Newcastle NE1 1EE. Tel: 0191 917 7076. 6:00pm. Free.

Paper Moon Trio - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. Free.

Fabled - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 232 6400. 8:00pm. £8.00. & £6.00. JNE.

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

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Rendezvous Jazz @ Preston Grange Community Centre. July 30th

Maureen Hall (vocals), Alan Smith (trumpet & flugelhorn), Mac Rae (clarinet & vocals), Iain McAulay (trombone & vocals), Mac Smith (piano), John Robinson (double bass) & Jim McKeown (drums) + second set Doris Fenn (banjo).
Maureen Hall's Rendezvous Jazz has settled in nicely at Preston Grange Community Centre in North Shields following the closure of the band's previous long-running venue. A sizeable room and reasonably priced beer made for a decent place to hear some jazz and many of the band's regular followers have made the effort to get along, determined to get their regular helping of good, honest, foot-tapping jazz.
Veteran Mac Rae got things going with a vocal on Ice Cream before Maureen Hall got up to sing Should I (Reveal)? Trumpeter Alan Smith led the line well throughout the evening and on Wabash Blues he played flugel and muted trumpet to great effect. The jocular Scot Iain McAulay sang Dinah in his usual relaxed style and then the band played a steaming Redwing. Bandleader Hall took it down a peg ot two as she felt the Down Hearted Blues.
The second set saw the band augmented by the excellent Doris Fenn on banjo and Hall sang, rather huskily, I Can't Give You Anything But Love. From husky to grizzled, Mac Rae provided the highlight of the evening singing St.James' Infirmary. He was cold-eyed, measured and one damn good story teller.
Next weekend Rendezvous Jazz can be heard Friday and Saturday (5th & 6th August) in Windermere at the Manor Hotel. Should you fancy a weekend break telephone the hotel to check availability on 01539 445801.
From September onwards Rendezvous Jazz can be heard at Preston Grange first Saturday in the month. Half past eight start, £2.50. at the door.
Russell.

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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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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.)
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