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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 Tuesday July 23

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood; Paul Grainger; Matt MacKellar.

Archipelago & J Frisco + Mark Williams Trio - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 8:00pm. £9.90.

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

Thursday, November 08, 2012

CD Review: Jan Garbarek/Egberto Gismonti/Charlie Haden - Magico: Carta de Amor.

Jan Garbarek (ten/sop);Egberto Gismonti (gtrs/pno); Charlie Haden (bs).
(Review by Lance)
A previously unreleased double album recorded live at Munich's Amerika Haus in 1981 by the above trio of contrasting stylists. Norwegian saxophonist Garbarek, rich toned, melodic, economical and yet adventurous reaching into the unknown. Brazilian guitarist Gismonti, multi faceted, not content to coast or follow tradition, he searches, fusing classical guitar modes with, jazz - even a hint of punk. Charlie Haden - a legendary bassist, composer, leader and innovator together they form a unique trio.
Each contributes original compositions. Gismonti pitches in with five each one bearing witness to his Brazilian roots. Garbarek brings the dark moods of Norwegian Folk Music. Haden's contribution draws from Liberation Orchestra's repertoire - La Passionera; dedicated to Spanish activist Dolores Ibarruri. His other piece; All That is Beautiful is heard on disc for the first time.
Chamber music yet far removed from the salon. It's the heat of the Brazilian Rain Forest, the tidal current of a Norwegian Fjord, a protest rally in downtown LA.
It's an album that is sometimes dark and sombre, yet also displays joy and freedom. It can induce somnambulism - then make you wake up and dance a dance you never dreamed existed.
The London Jazz Festival features Jan Garbarek on November 13 and Egberto Gismonti on November 16. Both concerts are at the Southbank Centre.
Jan Garbarek/Egberto Gismonti/Charlie Haden - Magico: Carta de Amor. was released on November 5 on ECM 2789004.
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