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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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Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Wild Flower Sextet

The Wild Flower Sextet celebrates one of the greatest musicians and composers of all time, Wayne Shorter, famous for his contribution across the whole spectrum of jazz, from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, through the Miles Davis Second Great Quintet and Weather Report to his new Quartet. The dynamic new sextet aims to capture some of the essence of Shorter’s approach and sound in a celebration of his music as well as with new material.
The band is led by saxophonist Matt Anderson, who graduated from Leeds College of Music in 2010 with First Class Honours, also receiving the Sam Hood Rosebowl for Outstanding Performance (Jazz). He has since studied with Iain Ballamy and Stan Sulzmann, and was awarded ‘Young Musician of the Year’ at the Jazz Yorkshire Awards 2010. The Matt Anderson Quartet toured nationally in 2012, with JazzUK commenting: “melodic standards and original tunes… impressive throughout”.
Mark Chandler is one of the most sought-after trumpet players in the North and has worked with George Russell and Elvin Jones. Guitarist Alex Munk has recently finished his studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London and was awarded a Yamaha Jazz Scholarship in 2009. Pianist Jamil Sheriff is Principal Lecturer in jazz at Leeds College of Music, and is well known for his own projects such as his Octet and Big Band. Sam Vicary is an LCM graduate much in-demand as a double-bassist. Finally, Dave Walsh on drums can be heard in a variety of settings from the band of signer-songwriter Tom McRae to Stuart MacCallum’s new project ‘Distilled’.
Video links.
J.G. (Matt Anderson) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSQUtAqlY_M
Masqualero (Wayne Shorter) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6dNSdcjinE

Lance.

3 comments :

Stephen Andrews (on Facebook) said...

A fine musician, but his contribution would be across the whole spectrum of MODERN Jazz, from Hard Bop onwards - Jazz didn't start in 1959............

Lance said...

Well spotted Stephen - I should read these press releases more closely!

Swing Jazz said...

Good interesting post!!!

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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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Lance