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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.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Ruth Lambert w. Stu Collingwood Trio @ The Cherry Tree Restaurant.

Ruth Lambert (vcl); Stu Collingwood (pno); Neil Harland (bs); Paul Smith (dms).
(Review by Lance).
One of the quieter nights at the popular Jesmond eaterie - surely no reflection on the food or the music.
Chicken Roulade, Sweet Corn Puree and Pancake, Confit Chicken Wing was simply a dish to die for. Ruth, meanwhile was singing Summertime - who's she kidding? If this is Summertime then I'm an Irishman begorrah so I am!
You and the Night and the Music was undermiked but I'm pleased to say my Loin of Rare Breed Pork, Crushed Peas, Smoked Bacon and Soy Vinaigrette wasn't undercooked. It was perfection as indeed was The Man I Love now that the mic levels had been adjusted.

Long Ago and Far Away wasn't where I wanted to be - not when Ruth was singing that very song and I was floating in a sea of Pain Perdu, Poached Apricots and Spiced Ice Cream.
Time After Time lovely song, well sung, more applause needed from an apathetic crowd. How Insensitive! Willow Weep For Me and Love For Sale finished off the set coinciding with the finish of my bottle of Black Sheep.
Stu Collingwood was doing some amazing things behind the vocals as well as in solo, Neil - your story teller, The Man in Black. Neil does the business full stop. The flamboyance he leaves in the case with his bass guitar (tonight he's on double bass).
Why is Paul Smith using a walking stick? - Seems as though he has a problem with his fifth metatarsal. The ever inventive Paul has performed some jiggery pokery with foot pedals and hi hats to enable him to play them with opposite feet so there was no loss of swing.
Left for Metro/bus 27 just as the rain began - Summertime? Start dusting off Winter Wonderland.
Lance.
PS: Nice stage win for Mark Cavendish in Stage 2 of Le Tour.

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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