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Sting: "It was great. They [the River City Jazzmen] all wore blue suits. The band had been together for about twenty years, which was the same age as the suits." - (Melody Maker Sept. 22, 1979).

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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 Monday October 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see centre column).

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 3:00pm/5:30pm. Screening of Stanley Nelson's documentary film (2019, cert. 15, 1hr 55mins).

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

Monday, September 10, 2012

Lindsay Hannon Plus @ Ashington Jazz Club. Wednesday Sept. 5.

Lindsay Hannon (vcl)' Alan Law (pno); John Pope (bs); Mark Robertson (dms).
(Review by Peter S.)
As a regular reader of Bebop Spoken Here  I have not only come to acknowledge the Editor's intimate knowledge of Jazz and Jazz Musicians but over a number of years I have come to respect his views and opinions about the Jazz Scene in the North East. Lance is the founder of an inspirational web site.
I therefore usually agree with his learned comments and found this to be so when AJC welcomed the Lindsay Hannon Plus group at our September meeting. The members experienced a fascinating and varied selection of melodies and lyrics and our musical appetites were well nourished.
With Lindsay as director of the programme, Alan laying down the LAW on keyboard, Robertson MARKing time with great dexterity and POPE, John on bass as if there could be no other musical faith, the performances were outstanding. 
Those of you who are familiar with Lindsay's, repertoire will not  be in need of a programme list but I have attempted to recognize some in the following.
Lindsay "Will never ever need to change now" nor "Walk a little too fast" at the end of a love affair with her audience when the "Bird's in Town" and singing about a sister "When she  was five".For me this was a wonderful performance, a work of art and something of beauty. Lindsay has a good ear for quality lyrics. She and the musicians offer much more and I recommend that you be in the audience when she is in town. She was deserving of a bigger crowd than we in Ashington could provide.    
Photos from Jim Fay.
OCTOBER MEETING at the Elephant  will be RUTH LAMBERT AND THE PAUL EDIS TRIO. 8.00 p.m.
See you there.
Peter S.

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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