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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 Wednesday July 17

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Julija Jacenaite & Steve Glendinning - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 2:00pm. Free. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Evening

Whiplash - Middlesbrough Town Hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ. Tel: 01642 729729. 7:30pm. £5.00. Screening of Damien Chazelle's award-winning film.

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Darlington Big Band - Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Longfield Road, Darlington DL3 0HX. Tel: 01325 380401. 8:00pm. Free.

Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues/Folk

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Remembering Eric. The Jazz Esquires @ The Porthole, North Shields.

Miles Watson (tpt/vcl); Terry Dalton (tmb); Tony Winder (ten/sop/clt); George Laing (pno); Robin Douthwaite (gtr); Stan Nicholson (bs); Laurie Brown (dms). Brian Lynam (hca/vcl), Derek ? (dms).
(Review by Lance.)
I've never made an entrance quite like it! I strolled casually into The Porthole with seven women in attendance. Allen Eager? This was Peter Stringfellow and counting!
Central among this bevy was Eileen - close friend of the late Eric Delaney and this week was the anniversary of the great drummer's death.
You may remember a couple of years back Eileen, Eric and I went over to the Porthole where Eric sat in for a couple of numbers. One of those was Cute and, at Eileen's request, they played it again with ex Squadronaire Laurie doing his best to emulate Eric. Later they played Oranges and Lemons with Laurie's  tymp beaters re-creating that famous tymp sound on tom-tom.
Perhaps it was the thought that Eric Delaney was looking down (or up) at them from wherever he is but the band seemed to be playing above themselves today. Roy was absent today but fortunately George Laing was there to fill in for a couple of numbers. He looked and played as immaculately as ever.
He mentioned that he was interested in getting in touch with guitarist George Gosling so if you're reading this George... 
Interval time had harmonica wizz Brian Lynam stepping up to sing and play I Love You For Sentimental Reasons - nobody round here does this better than Brian. There was also a rather risqué number - My Big Ten Inch (Record). Recorded initially  by Bull Moose Jackson and later Aerosmith this double entendre song had my party of ladies - now well into the wine - in hysterics. All good clean(ish) fun!
Yes it was a grand afternoon and I think Eric would have been delighted to have been celebrated in such a convivial way although Eileen did, briefly, shed the tears we all felt as we remembered a Jazz Legend. She also dished out some memorabilia in the form of place-mats with embedded photos of Eric with Buddy Rich and Louis Bellson.
This weekend is the Wigan Jazz Festival. A year ago Eric was all packed and ready to play at the Festival.
He never made it. 
Lance.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I was at the Porthole last Wednesday 11th July.
It was choca bloke full. I was sorry to see that Roy on keyboards was not there but it made little difference to the sound. It was very entertaining as usual. I commented a while back about the bass player not getting a mention or getting solo's. Well that seems to have changed. He played some excellent bass solos, which I can appreciated as I am a bass player. I found out that his name is Stan Nicholson. Does anyone have his email address, I would like to contact him. I was going to talk to him on Wednesday but I couldn't get near the place was so full and I had to leave before the end.
I liked all the stuff they played except "Oranges & Lemons" as a tribute to Eric Delaney
Nobody played it like Eric.
Over all a fantastic day. None of the other bands in the area play the variety that the Jazz Esquires play, good old standards.
And well done Stan I will try to speak to you (if that's OK) next time I come to the Porthole.

T.H.

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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.
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