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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.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Skamel @ Hoochie Coochie

Nick Walters (tpt); Tim Cox (tmb); Ben Cottrell (ten); Anton Hunter (gtr); James Adolpho (bs); Johnny Hunter (dms/ldr).
(Review by Lance.)
What a sound these guys get! The trumpet, trombone, tenor frontline could grace a Jazz Messengers line-up and not be out of place.The gig was billed as Reggae  and the off beat rhythm from Anton Hunter and brother John on drums was most definitely of Jamaican origin .
And yet, listening to the horns, these guys weren't thinking of Jamaica when they were blowing '50s Blue Note!
Trumpet player Walters - rich toned and driving - this was Lee Morgan or Freddie Hubbard or Terence Blanchard or Roy Hargreaves, embedded inside a guy from the wrong side of Manchester (either side's the wrong side for  us Georgians).
Cox on trombone, nice easy reasoned solos - a joy to hear.
Ben Cottrell, lovely tenor playing - nice one
Behind all this, the reggae machine pumped out its joyful rhythms. Adolphus the bass, Hunter the Guitar and Hunter the Drummer kept the throb of the Caribbean flowing.
To add to the ambience a few dancers strutting made this an eye catching as well as an ear catching evening!
Only thought - to be true Reggae you need a Bob Marley clone on vocals. I can live without Bob Marley. This was Reggaetime jazz - C'mon and hear...
CD review to follow shortly.
Photos.
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