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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.

Until July 21

Today Monday July 15

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Mnozil Brass: Cirque - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 0300 266 600. 7:30pm. £23.00. (£19.00. concs.). A Durham Brass Festival event.

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

CD Review - Kate Peters Septet.


Kate Peters (vcls); Ian Chalk (tpt); Matt Anderson (ten); Aubin Vanns (gtr); Zezo Olimpio (pno); John Marley (bs); Sam Gardner (dms).
Matt Anderson seems to be here there and everywhere! His henchmen Vanns, Marley and Gardner were with him on a recently reviewed CD by The Matt Anderson Quartet; the trio (sans Vanns) were part of the Matt Anderson Quintet's Songs of The Ridings set at Scarborough Jazz Festival and the quartet have even got a Splinter gig at The Bridge in Newcastle coming up (Oct. 30).
Their latest manifestation is as part of the Kate Peters Septet on a recently released CD.
Peters is yet another perfectly packaged chanteuse rolling off the endless conveyor belt of girl jazz singers - where do they all come from? She's good, intermingling a few soul/folk inflections into the jazz. On Moanin' the girl scats with the intensity of a Lee Morgan solo over a Blakey style rhythm section - impressive. The Way You Look Tonight over a shuffle rhythm and with a well constructed tenor solo by Anderson also works.
However, having said that, in an overpopulated market place, I don't think she has yet realised her full potential sufficiently enough to stand out from the crowd. I think she will.
Ian Chalk was a new name to me but he had some cracking solos that hit the spot.
All in all a band to look out for at a gig near you.
Visit www.kate-peters.com for more details.
Lance.
PS: More Ian Chalk here.

1 comment :

ian chalk quartet said...

If you've not come across my trumpet-bothering before here'a link to a free download of my quartet's album. Feel free to share with the world.

http://tindeck.com/album/ixxiw

Cheers

Ian

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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