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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 July 23

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

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood; Paul Grainger; Matt MacKellar.

Archipelago & J Frisco + Mark Williams Trio - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 8:00pm. £9.90.

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dave's Dialogue

Just a little update to let you know about the upcoming appearance at our Wednesday night Chilli session of a new line-up, the Katherine Stone Quartet. Katherine is a jazz vocalist, and her quartet is made up of herself, Alan Law on keyboards, Mick Danby on bass, and Steve Doyle on drums.
The night they are scheduled to appear is Wednesday, 2 May, 2012. Hope to see you there!
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In other news, I hear from drummer Michael Howard that next week's Chili session, with special guests the Blue Jazz Quintet, will also feature some of the participants from the Sage jazz vocal course, the names of whom are not known to me, but we're looking forward to hearing some new talent on that night, 18 April.
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Tomorrow night's Take It To The Bridge sees the return to these shores from Florida of our friend Ray Truscott, on 6-string bass, and the first appearance with us of Daniel Reid on drums. Thanks to Lance and also to Paul Grainger, our bassist of a few weeks ago, for Daniel's phone number! Also, tenor saxophonist Paul Gowling has been dazzling us most weeks, and his presence is most welcome, since he usually brings some new material to play.
Dave.
TAKE IT TO THE BRIDGE /JAZZ WORKSHOP - Chillingham , 89-91 Chillingham Road, Heaton NE6 5XL 8:30pm. £1. 0191 2659602.

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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