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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.

Until July 21

Today Tuesday July 16

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden. See above.

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Gala Big Band w. ALAN BARNES: Strictly Come BRASSing - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £15.00. (£12.00. concs.). A Durham Brass Festival event.

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc. raffle). RCJ with Don Armstrong (clarinet, saxophone, penny whistle, vocals).

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SOLD OUT!

Zoe Rahman & Laura MacDonald - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192.. 8:00pm. £12.00. (£10.00. concs.). JNE.

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Northern Monkey Brass Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jam Session @ Hoochie Coochie


Pete Gilligan (pno); Mark Williams (gtr); Paul Grainger (bs);  Dan Reed (dms). Lindsay Hannon, Carly McKee (vcls).

The quartet opened with Night Train that got things rolling nicely along. Pete and Mark in blues mode, Dan and Paul fuelling the engine. Next stop was Powellville and Bud's Bubble which was worthy of the composer himself. Mark, to quote Paul, was "heavily featured" on How Insensitive which, paradoxically, wasn't! Mark was in great form displaying much sensitivity on this most beautiful of Bossa. The guitarist seems to be continually evolving - bar owner Warren agreed.
The set finished with more Bud Powell - Hallucinations. Great tune and terrific rendition. The guys had hit the right groove tonight alright.
A bottle of London Pride was handed down to me and off we went for the second set.
This had vocal virtuoso Lindsey joining the ensemble for You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To, a hard, rockin' blues - Talkin' 'bout My Baby and more bebop with Night in Tunisia. 
Lindsay was in good voice tonight as was Carly McKee who gave out with the inevitable Summertime and It Don't Mean a Thing before duetting with Lindsay on Cheek to Cheek. This was a war of attrition with both girls going for the jugular! Honours even(ish).
The set concluded with Blues For Pat (Metheny).
I had hoped for a few horn players to show but up to this point it was only the two girls although I did note a guy with a trumpet case so maybe there was more to follow in the third set but the number 27 bus doesn't take these things into consideration so I reluctantly left.. 
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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