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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 July 22

Afternoon

Jazz

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

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

Evening

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Gershwins and me by Michael Feinstein


George and Ira Gershwin were, arguably, the greatest of the classic song-writing teams and the finest archivist, historian and authority on their work is without doubt Michael Feinstein who is no mean performer himself both as a pianist and singer. I guess Michael probably knows more about the Gershwins than they knew about themselves and it is therefore inevitable that he should be the author of a book about the brothers that relates their lives in the context of 12 of their songs.
Strike up the Band, Love is Here to Stay, S'Wonderful, Fascinating Rhythm are just some of the classic Gershwin songs that head each chapter of the 352 pages.
As a taster, read the chapter headed Strike Up The Band.
Listen to Feinstein singing, S'Wonderful.
YouTube him doing Love is Here to Stay - the brothers' last collaboration.
The book, along with a CD by Feinstein is published on October 16 and will be a worthy addition to the bookshelves of those with a love of the GASbook and the Great Composers within its (The GASbook's) infinite pages.
The Gershwins and Me by Michael Feinstein is published by Simon and Shuster on Oct. 16, 2012.
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.

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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