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Jeremy Pelt: "It [Birth of the Cool sessions] was bebop in sheep's clothing." - (DownBeat, December 2019).

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Today Wednesday November 13

Afternoon

Jazz

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 12:15pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

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

Evening

Jazz

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

Swing Street - Pier Red, Castlegate, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1LF. Tel: 01289 309168. 8:00pm. Free.

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

Blues/Folk

George Shovlin & the Radars, Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DE. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 8:00pm. Free.

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.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

A Cast Of Thousands – Ruth Lambert’s Buskers Night Sept. 6, Bell and Bucket, North Shields

This was my last chance to try this event before my regular Thursday commitment starts again, and I certainly enjoyed myself immensely.  It’s not a jazz do so I’ll be brief, but it’s highly recommended for anyone with wide musical tastes.  There was a plethora of rock-type guitarists doing allsorts, Bowie’s Space Odyssey; an unusual take on a Supremes song; various rock numbers which I wish I could remember; an Elton John-like keyboardist; a guitarist who jumped and danced as he played songs which may have been self-penned, one about the terror of spider’s legs, the other a love song to Julie.  A supremely confident female singer gave us a Carole King song and the evocative KT Tunstall song about the Black Horse and the cherry tree.  Even myself, with Ruth on Guitar, singing Autumn Leaves and Summertime - although I didn't have my D whistle with me as pictured in the photo!  There must have been at least a dozen performers, but Ruth said this was a quiet night!
The pub is cosy, with a raised section for performers and keen listeners, enhanced by many photos of owls, which made me feel wiser than I really am.  Ruth runs a great night by welcoming and encouraging all comers, organising the sound system, and, of course, opening the night with her own jazz singing, and rounding proceedings off with Hit The Road Jack, accompanied by a certain Mr Lambert on excellent jazz guitar.
Definitely worth a visit, and, as they say, take your axe along as well.
Ann Alex
  

1 comment :

Ann Alex said...

See the photo. Sharp-eyed musicians will have noticed that I play the whistle the 'wrong' way round, most people have their left hand fingers on the top 3 notes, as with the saxophone etc. My excuse is that I'm left-handed.
Ann Alex

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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.
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