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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 Wednesday July 24

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.

Evening

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

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.

Friday, August 17, 2012

CD Review - Sector7: The EP

Sarah Ellen Hughes, Emma Smith, Kwabena Adjepong, Shaka Phillip (vcls); George Moore (pno); Tim Thornton (bs); Andy Chapman (dms).
(Review by Lance.)
What a delight! Vocal groups of this calibre are few and far between and, in this country, Sector 7 are probably unique.
The brainchild of Sarah Ellen Hughes, who arranged 4 of the 5 pieces, Sector 7 came together to act as a backing group for Ms Hughes who candidly admits she'd got together a group of singers who were better than her! I wouldn't necessarily go along with that modest assessment but certainly all four are of comparable standard and, most importantly, compatible.
Gershwin's But Not For Me and Chick Corea's Spain, are pure Lambert/Hendricks/Ross which is praise at the very highest level whilst Stevie Wonder's Super Woman, Silje Nergaard's Be Still My Heart and She's Like The Swallow - which is actually a rather beautiful Newfoundland folk song arranged by Kwabena Adjiepong - owe their allegiance to no one other than.the perps.
Only complaint is the EP length as opposed to CD - I wanted more - much more!
Fortunately, more will be heard live when the group do an 18 date tour starting at the Scarborough Jazz Festival on Sept. 30 and culminating at The Sage, Gateshead on Dec. 14.
Sector7: The EP available now - www.sector7.org.uk. www.saysorecords.com.
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