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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.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

PG3 @ The Jazz Café

Pete Gilligan (pno); Paul Grainger (bs); Dan Reed (dms).
I arrived in The Toon, oblivious to the black and white shirts sobbing in their beer - Newcastle United having just lost 5-2 to Fulham - and took refuge in the Jazz Café. Ian Forbes was setting up the drums. 
I exchanged pleasantries with Ian and returned to the bar where Dan Reed had appeared. More pleasantries then Dan said that he was playing drums tonight. I thought - "Uh huh!"
A double booking resulting in Ian taking his cymbals and vanishing into the night. It may be a little while before he returns...
The gig began and the room filled up.
Pete is quite an incredible player, if you catch him at just the right moment you realise he's up there with some of our more illustrious names. (Pete's at Hoochie Coochie on Thursday with Mark Williams - there should be a bit of adrenalin flowing that night.)
Tonight we heard, among others, In Walked Bud, Straight No Chaser, Whisper Not, A Foggy Day and a rather beautiful Waltz For Debbie with Pete taking us on a merry chase around the infinite variations the song and he are capable of.
On bass, Paul Grainger excelled and young Dan Reed began tentatively gradually becoming more assertive as he became hip to the quirks and whims of pianist and bass.
This was a most enjoyable evening.
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