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Bebop Spoken There

Sting: "It was great. They [the River City Jazzmen] all wore blue suits. The band had been together for about twenty years, which was the same age as the suits." - (Melody Maker Sept. 22, 1979).

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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 October 21

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.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 3:00pm/5:30pm. Screening of Stanley Nelson's documentary film (2019, cert. 15, 1hr 55mins).

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Friday, December 02, 2011

Tonight @ The Sage - Don't miss Elkie!

Elkie Brooks is that rare creature - a vocalist who can cross the genre with ease. Jazz, blues, pop, rock - you name it she has the voice to adapt to her surrounds and still sound uniquely herself. I have fond memories of hearing her live a number of times at Newcastle City Hall as well as at Sunderland Empire back in the '70s and '80s.I still have the vinyl from those halcyon days and a pure jazz CD 'Round Midnight from the '90s. Recent reports say Elkie is back on the scene with a bang which makes Tonight Friday (Dec. 2) a must for me and anyone who likes their vocalists to have a slightly jagged edge to their delivery and the years haven't changed that.
The concert will include songs from her new album Powerless.
Grab a sample here.
Lance.
Elkie Brooks in Concert - Friday December 2 @ The Sage, Gateshead. 7:30pm. £25/£20/£7.50.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Saw Elkie Brooks at the Stables , Milton Keynes last Saturday. What a powerhouse of a singer.

Hil said...

I have been a fan of Elkie's since the Vinegar Joe days. Zoe and I went to hear her and met her at the Whitley Bay Playhouse many years ago. She was very encouraging to a teenager who wanted to sing.
I'm sure tonights show will be of Elkie's usual very high standard.

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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.
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