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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 August 19

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, September 16, 2011

Lorez Alexander

During the bands break at the Hoochie Coochie last night the DJ played some really cool sounds.
 When I heard this it really made me sit up and listen....the arrangement of "Send in the Clowns"  totally had my interest. OK the experts will perhaps say its rather dated and maybe been done before...but I just loved it.
 The superb lady vocalist I had never heard of before, was Lorez Alexandria, she died 10 yrs ago...
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VWnB-OM-GY&feature=related

Hil.

2 comments :

Ann Alexander said...

Hil, I noticed this really good version of the song as well. It was a nice change from the usual flowing folky version that I listen to - Judy Collins I think. I believe the song was written originally for a particular singer with a very small vocal range.
Ann Alex

Liz said...

Yes Ann that is correct, it was written by my hero Stephen Sondheim for Glynis Johns for her role of Desiréé in " A little night music" She had a limited range. In a later production at the Olivier Theatre Judi Dench took this part, which of course was an ideal vehicle for her as she is not a singer, but like Glynis Johns had the acting experience & the charisma for this important role
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.
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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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