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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.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Competition! A Free Pint of Ale from Lance - a rare opportunity!

The more observant of you will have noticed that the Christmas heading has gone and with it the old Art Blakey one.
The new header pictures a drummer, a saxophonist and a bass player.
A free pint of real ale - none of this foreign lager stuff or keg bitter - will be given to the first person to identify the sax player and the drummer. If you can also identify the bass player you get two pints as even I don't know who he is! (a copy of his passport and a DNA sample will be sufficient proof). The prize will be presented to the winner at the Bridge Hotel on Jan. 8 when Splinter return with a session by the Ruth Lambert Quintet.
Lance.

29 comments :

Anonymous said...

Is the bass player a young Eddie Gomez?
Roly

Robert Laing said...

Erskine, Brecker and Eddie Gomez?

Lance said...

As stated I don't know the bassist and it isn't Erskine and Brecker.

Anonymous said...

It's clearly a young Leon Britton on the sax and Donald Sutherland on the drums, but I don't recognise the bass player with no legs - is he one of the Zombies?

Lance said...

No!

Russell said...

Lew Tabakin with Mark Taylor (?) and Dill Katz (?).

Lance said...

No but Lew Tabackin was playing at the same festival with his wife Toshiko.
The band in the photo also included Curtis Fuller on trombone and Mose Allison on piano - the drummer was the leader.

Hil said...

Oh giz a chance Lance...lol...(poetry)

Now if it was a 'proper' picture we might have a chance of guessing who it was?

Lance said...

Well the man playing drums could be said to sound like a poet.

Lewis Watson said...

It is Michael Brecker with EddieGomez

and Steve Gadd

Lance said...

As I said I don't know who the bass player is - it was 30 years ago and he was a last minute choice.
However, it certainly isn't Gadd and Brecker.
The poetic drummer is the leader and the tenor player one of the early white boppers.

Russell said...

Got it! Lee Konitz and Paul Motian.

Lance said...

Nice try Russell but it isn't Poetry in Motian nor is it Lee Konitz.

Anonymous said...

Lance,
Presuming you're not doing a double bluff and its Art (William) Blake (y)again, then could it be Shelly (Manne) and Zoot Sims?
JC

Russell said...

This time I've got it...Buddy Rich and Art Pepper.

Lance said...

It ain't Rich it ain't Pepper, Russell you're going up the wrong alley.
JC you've got one out of three.

Anonymous said...

Can I claim half a pint, then?
JC

Lance said...

Depends upon whether or not someone else recognises both players.

Anonymous said...

How about Stan Getz for another half pint?
JC

Russell said...

Right then...it doesn't look like him - no hat - but is it Phil Woods? If so, I know the drummer - so mine's a pint.

Lance said...

Not Stan Getz - JC.
Russell, this guy plays tenor whereas you're picking guys who are predominantly alto players.
I must admit though that you're keen...

Lance said...

Final clue to the tenor player.
He sometimes dropped out of the scene (not because he was in jail)but because he had other interests.
He was still cool though.

Steve Andrews said...

Lucky Thompson?

Lance said...

Unlucky Thompson on this occasion Steve.
The guy was, arguably, the first white bop tenor player.

Steve Andrews said...

Alan Eager!

Lance said...

Well done Steve - IOU a pint!

Anonymous said...

Since you said winning the prize depended on recognising BOTH players, I say that they are Shelly Manne and Alan Eager and claim the pint!
JC

Lance said...

Well JC I will certainly buy you a pint when next I see you (unless, of course, the pub has a rear exit!)
Although technically speaking when Steve identified Allen Eager (correct spelling) you'd already hit on Shelly Manne and vice versa. However, I'm magnanimous enough to buy you both a pint as long as you don't turn up at the same time!

Steve Andrews said...

Thanks Lance! I can see that 2012 is going to be one hell of a year!

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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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