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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 Tuesday August 20

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Will Earl - Band Room, Music Studios, Newcastle University NE1 7RU. 12 noon. Free. Earl (drums) Postgraduate Recital. ‘Solo and groove: innovation in contemporary drumming practices’.

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Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 12:00pm - 2:00pm. Free.

NOTE EARLIER TIME THIS WEEK ONLY.

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Joe Reid - Band Room, Music Studios, Newcastle University NE1 7RU. 1:40pm. Free. Reid (drums) Postgraduate Recital. ‘Progressive Drumming & Polyrhythms of the Modern Drummer’.

Evening

Jazz

Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 7RU. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. House trio: Giles Strong (guitar), Paul Grainger (double bass), Paul Wight (drums).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 819845. 8:30pm. £4.00.

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

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lickety Split @ Hoochie Coochie

Eddie Bellis (tmb); Kevin Eland (tpt/flg); John Hudson (ten); Alan Marshall (alt); Bill Britton (keys); Mick Danby (bs); Roy Willis (gtr); Paul Wight (dms).
A cracking gig  by a band that seems to improve with each hearing. I couldn't fault anything. Mick Danby, depping for Alan Rudd, was superb  indeed how could you not be in such a rhythm section? This was the perfect gig to put you in the mood for this weekend at The Sage. There will be some cracking bands at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival but, take it from me, after Lickety Split, they have it all to do!
The horns blow straight down the middle jazz - call it swing, call it bebop, call it what you like - I call it great. No squeaks, no grunts, no distortion, just music.
A rhythm section as sound as any you'll come across in a long day's stomp with pianist Britton (Britain?) outstanding.
I was reminded of those old Kenny Baker Let's Settle For Music broadcasts not least because of trumpet player Eland's solos and lead. This guy is like the Candoli Brothers rolled into one - Pete's range and Conte's solos. Not only that he's the most photogenic trumpet man I've come across since Harry James!
Catch this band when you can.
Photos.
Lance.

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

You missed out the great Roy Willis on guitar!

Lance said...

Whoops! Sorry about that - omission rectified. Roy - a vital part of that rhythm section.

Mick Danby said...

Thanks for the thumbs up 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.

Submissions for review

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