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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.

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

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Today

It's raining - to be polite about it - and the Chilli Road Band have an open-air gig providing the "inspiration" for the runners to complete the Great North 10K Run.
Admittedly we are in a what is described as a marque although small tent would be a better description. I should explain that the CRB, today, consisted of steel drums, pans, congas, kit, 5 trumpets, trombone, 3 saxes and flute. It was all very intimate - and wet and muddy!
Nevertheless, Canteloupe Island, The Chicken, Blue Bossa, Ska Blues and other numbers certainly got the runners increasing their pace!
It was a non stop blow and I felt knackered after "swimming" home.
I decided today there would be no Jazz Café, Central Bar or Bridge Hotel. Apologies all round.
Instead I read Let Me Die by Megan Abbott and watched Mark Cavendish win yet another stage of Le Tour.
If you haven't read Megan Abbott and like Raymond Chandler this babe is Chandler's literary heir.
I'm now chilling out with Peggy Lee's Dream Street. I've got Dream Street on CD but I'm playing the vinyl - scratches and all - sounds better that way!
A can of Old Speckled Hen also helps the ambiance and I raise a glass to Eric ...
Come to think of it we should all be raising a glass to Eric or at least paying tribute with a comment or two...
Lance.

1 comment :

Liz said...

Well Lance you do remarkably well in all your endeavours. I have heard some good sounds today, Radio York on a Sunday eve has Neil Foster playing some wonderful stuff, and he invites live phone calls (which I take up) also listening to Mel Tormé earlier singing Midnight Sun, Bossa Nova style just sent me into raptures
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.

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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