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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.

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.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Renegade Brass Band @ Hoochie Coochie

Don't ask me their names - even the band's website doesn't give them - strange!
Nevertheless, that's their problem.
I have to be honest, I'm not into Hip Hop.  I appreciate and often enjoy the impetus of the rhythm and the vocal versatility but, at the end of the day, I like to know what the song is all about!
There's an old standard - I Like To Recognise The Tune - with Hip Hop I like to recognise the words!
Having got that out of the way, the band are  superb and they soon hooked the dancers!
The solos were brief and integrated into the ensembles. A couple of the trumpets, the tenor and trombone had flurries but this isn't a soloing band, The power is in the ensembles and the opener practically lifted the roof off Hoochie Coochie. The sousaphone guy looked as though he had a python entwined around him but it was only the outré lacquering of the instrument.
Down on the dance floor a couple of street hoofers went through a stunning routine that almost emulated the Nicholas Brothers (see previous post).
It was fun - CD review to follow.
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