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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.

Wednesday September 18

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

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

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

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CANCELLED

Archipelago + Freese Trio - Bobik's, Punch Bowl Hotel, Jesmond Road, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3JY. Tel: 0191 284 0490. 7:30pm. £5.00.

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Levee Ramblers NOJB w. Jim McBriarty (clarinet) & Bob Wade (trumpet) - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues/Folk

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gig of the Year time.

Now's The Time to let us know the gigs you have enjoyed most this year. Because of the impossibility of rating one above all others - a bit like not getting married some might say - perhaps a ceiling of 3 gigs.
I look forward to reading your choices. you can either enter them here as a comment or email me direct at lanceliddle@gmail.com.
Lance.
PS: See comments for complete listings to date. Don't forget there are still more to come so don't delay and send your choice(s) now.

29 comments :

David Francis said...

No contest for me: The Impossible Gentlemen at the Sage.

Ann Alexander said...

How about 'Gabriele Mit Drei' at the Jesmond British Legion on 17th November. A new band hits the scene!

Adrian Tilbrook said...

Lots of great gigs this year - BUT! - Paul Booth Trio at the Corner House last night was truly one of the best performances I've ever witnessed. Three great musicians totally at one with the music. So, my gig of the year by a mile. Paul Booth Trio @ The Corner House December 8th 2011.

Warren said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmm gotta be prejudice , at the Hooch local - , the Budtones . Or truth be told , national , Azymuth , best musicians I have seen ever

w

Roly said...

I loved Josh Duffee's tribute to McKinney's Cotton Pickers concert at W Bay. Not only the musicianship, after one short rehearsal I heard, but the sheer joy of the music plus all the history and anecdotes imparted with great charm between numbers.
Memorable!
Roly

Mike Durham said...

The whole of the Classic Jazz Weekend....

Mike.

Harley Johnson said...

Sadly I haven't been to that many gigs in 2011, although I hope that will change next year. I am going to see Strictly Smoking Big Band on Sunday 18th at Cluny 2 as they are performing a suite by Claude. I've had a sneak preview to the suite and it sounds amazing. That may well be my gig of the year. In the meantime, I would have to say that my favourite gig by a local band has to be Wilbur's Fate at the Head of Steam in August as I found the sound to be refreshing and eloquent, and my favourite gig by an outside band has been Joe Lovano Us5 at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival; always delivers new and creative ideas to his ensembles and repertoire and his improvisation is inspiring!

John Marlor said...

Hi
As I'm allowed 3
In order they are
Sean Noonan's Bourne to Brew The Bridge March 13
Paul Booth's Organ Trio The Corner House Dec 8
Tommaso Starace (+pianist) at the Chilli May 25
OR
Vasilous Xenopolous & Paul Eddis at Blaydon.
I know that's 4!!
Why not a seperate catagory for LOCAL band gig of the year

Lance said...

By all means John - local band's gigs too.

John Taylor said...

In no particular order: NCRO, Lindsay Hannon Plus, Djangology.

Bill Weston said...

Maureen and I would like to nominate the Paul Edis Sextet heard at the Bridge Hotel this year. If my memory serves me right you were also there.

Norman Redhead said...

Paul Booth Organ Trio at the Corner House
Seasons Greetings
Norman

Brian Chester said...

I've gone for the Green Festival and Hannabiell, plus Pink Martini and Janis Ian @ The Sage.

Paul Fletcher said...

and the winner is ................ Charlotte Glasson....@ Schmazz ....

To me this is as good as it gets: world class musicians playing varied material; lots of interest and complexity but not an ounce of pretention.
You don’t have to be a jazz head to enjoy the music but nor could any jazz head fault it.
Solos at this gig were amongst the best I have heard ever anywhere.
Keep up the good work Lance and have a good one
Paul

Lance said...

Final choices
Tommaso Starace Quartet at the Chilli,
Lennart Andersson at Blaydon or the Cherry Tree.
Greg Abate at the Corner House,
Vasilous Xenopolous at Durham or Blaydon.
And at a local band level - The Jazzathon at the Lit and Phil, which saw the cream play a charity gig.

Liz said...

Carol Kidd @York Theatre Royal earlier in the year
Liz

Dave Brownlow said...

It has to be Greg Abate at the Corner House. Bird wasin the room.

Lance said...

Ignore my previous post - Last night at the Bridge with Tim Garland, Jim Mullen, Andy Champion and Adrian Tilbrook was IT!

Russell said...

1)Stan Tracey Quartet @ The Sage
2)Convergence Quartet @ The Lit & Phil
3)Lewis Watson Trio @ The Jazzathon, Lit & Phil

Russell

stevebfc said...

in no particlar order (sorry couldn't limit it to 3)
Syndkoko - Star & Shadow
Q - Central
Bejamin Moussay - Lit and Phil
Charles Gayle and Hans Bennick -Lit & Phil

Anonymous said...

A close thing between Greg Abate and Tim Garland/Jim Mullen but Greg gets it because of the added bonus of his Ginsbergian rap at the end involving rain, Jethro Tull, a haunted house, Led Zepplin, more rain, and driving thro' the hills of Italy in the middle of the night to record an album on his own in a warehouse possibly owned by the Mafia...
Mini gig of the year - has to be Lewis Watson Trio at Lit & Phil

JC

Miles W said...

Hi Lance, here's my belated entry for gig of the year. The Customs House Big Band at the Saville Exchange, just to hear Kevin Eland's trumpet on the Peanut Vendor. (I know I should get out more.)
All the best to you and yours and see you next year.
Miles

Jerry said...

Apologies - been away -
Only got back yesterday
And gig-of-the-year
Deadline near......
For pizazz and hullabalorum
Jason Isaacs at the Forum!
JERRY

Pam said...

Honestly what a year for jazz in the North East, I really can not put my choices down to three!!!sorry.
Paul Booth Organ Trio was fabulous as was Tim Garland/Jim Mullen but lets not forget the amazing ACV and Paul Edis our local stars.
Brass Jaw at the Lit & Phil, Michael Janisch Paradigm Shift,Tommaso Starace Quartet, Benjamin Moussay Trio from France and oh what a night Charles Gayle and Han Bennink!! and at the Sage, Enescu Re-imagined was sublime.
Thanks to all involved in whatever way lets keep Jazz alive.
Merry Christmas everyone and hope to see you all in the New Year
Peace and love
Pam

24 December 2011 23:03

Jerry said...

Feel as though I should use my full quota of nominations - albeit belatedly!
Please add Greg Abate at the Corner House and Vasilis Xenopoulos at Blaydon to my existing nomination (Jason Isaacs).

Dave the Rave said...

Wasn't that Tim Garland/Jim Mullen gig great It's my nomination for gig of the year.
See ya soon
Dave
TAKE IT TO THE BRIDGE

Margaret Barnes. said...

Stan Tracey Quartet at The Sage - marvelous!

Brian Chester said...

Second bite at the cherry - Gerry Richardson on the Concourse at the Sage.

Phil said...

A bit late but my choices for 2011 were :-
Tim Garland and Jim Mullen with sensational support by Andy Champion and Adrian Tilbrook.
Paul Booth Trio
The amazing ACV

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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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