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Jackie Paris: "A singer's got to be able to tell a story. Frank Sinatra and Nat Cole are best at that; Mel Tormé too. I like to take a lyric that means something and sing it right to the person it was meant for." - (DownBeat October 11, 1962).

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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 September 16

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.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tonight @ The Bridge and elsewhere.

Tonight promises to be a special and at the same time a rather sad night. Special inasmuch as we have Noel Dennis on trumpet and flugel alongside Graeme Wilson on tenor backed by Paul Edis (keys), Andy Champion (bass) and Adrian Tilbrook (drums).
The program is billed as a tribute to Miles Davis and hopefully will be centred around that glorious period from say 1953 - 1969 when Miles made some of most iconic recordings in jazz.
So where, I hear you ask, does the sadness come in?
Well Noel is leaving the north-east to take up a position in Scotland and, whilst we wish him all the best, his departure will leave a gap in the local brass scene.
Which prompts me to say lets all turn out and give him a party night to remember. (Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £5.)
Lance.
PS: Prior to the gig you could start off at the Central Bar at the other end of the High Level Bridge and catch the MO SCOTT BAND (4pm-6pm free.) Then leg it back over the bridge to the Jazz Café on Pink Lane for the jam session before going to the Bridge Hotel. That way your miles will be rewarded with Miles.
If however you're more into soul and funk then Hoochie Coochie offer the Teapad Orchestra for free!.

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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