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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 July 22

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

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

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Lindsay Hannon Plus @ Hoochie Coochie

Lindsay Hannon (vcl); Alan Law (pno); John Pope (bs); Mark Robertson (dms).
Tonight was a tough call - Paul Booth Organ Trio at the Corner House, The Puppini Sisters at The Sage or Lindsay Hannon Plus at Hoochie.
In the end, on a cold and windy night, the proximity of the Metro to the latter venue prevailed so Lindsay it was!
Looking tall and tan and young and lovely she didn't sing Girl From Ipanema but opted instead for Herbie Hancock's What If I Don't? setting the mood for an evening of unbridled pleasure.
There Will Never Be Another You was a clever arrangement and featured one of many superb solos from Alan Law that were a highlight of the evening. John Pope too had his say not least in the intro to Night in Tunisia. Mark Robertson also impressed.
As for the voice - what can I say 'cept this was the best I can recall hearing her. The vocal mood swings, the sultry sound on Blue Motel Room, the cynicism of So Long Big Time, the swinginess of It's All Right With Me, Lullaby of Birdland and In Walked Bud, the amazing treatment of Basin Street Blues and my number one from her vast repertoire - Why Try To Change Me Now? Change it she does! successfully varying the tempo from the slow and dreamy original to a bouncy swing and back again.
An evening that could possibly be the best Thursday yet at Hoochie.
Hoochie photos.
Lance.

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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