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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.

Until July 21

Today Thursday July 18

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra - Arc, Dovecot St., Stockton on Tees TS18 1LL. Tel: 01642 525199. 7:00pm. £12.00. + £0.10. bf. ‘Jazz & Tapas’ (booking essential).

Alan Barnes & Sue Ferris w Paul Edis Trio - St James' & St Basil's Church, Fenham Hall Drive, Fenham, Newcastle NE4 9EJ. 7:30pm. £12.00.

Dulcie May Moreno Quintet - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8:00pm (doors 7:30pm). £6.00. (£3.00. student).

Tees Hot Club w. Richie Emmerson, Noel Dennis, Ted Pierce, Mark Hawkins - Tees Hot Club, Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT. Tel: 01642 823813. 8:30pm. Free.

Maine Street Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Hollywell Lane, Sunniside, Gateshead NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band - Oxbridge, Oxbridge Lane, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AW. 8:30pm. £2.50.

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

Friday, November 02, 2012

Jam Session @ Hoochie Thursday Nov. 1

Mark Williams (gtr); James Harrison (keys); Paul Grainger (bs); Jeff Armstrong (dms) + Paul Gowland, Sarah Travena (ten), Mike Papapavlou, Kazumi Ishigaki, Ian Simpson (gtr), Nicki Ortega (dms), Lindsay Hannon (vcl).
(Review by Lance.)
One of the best jams here, ever! Although Pete Gilligan is in Odessa, gigging with a Syrian guitarist - the international implications are of some concern - new kid on the block, Harrison, proved to be a more than capable sub producing some dazzling solos. This effervescent young man is a definite welcome addition to the scene although his penchant for quotes does become overused - The Sailors Hornpipe, the Bridal March and Scotland The Brave etc were funny the first time around but did become a little cringe-making as the night progressed. Nevertheless, having said that, in between quotes he played a lot of piano, swinging like a souped-up pendulum, as well as digging deep into the Groove Bag on the Hammond SK perched above the piano. Brian Auger Trinity sprung to mind.
Paul Grainger kept it all together on bass and Jeff Armstrong, and later, Nicky Ortega punched it along.
Needless to say, Mark Williams repelled all boarders and there were a few tonight including Harrison's buddy Ian Simpson, Papapavlou and Kazumi Ishigaki - all played brilliantly. Paul Gowland and Sarah Travena blew tenor in their contrasting styles - Paul played more notes but Sarah had longer legs - the legs got it!
Lindsay sang At Long Last Love - moving the lyric around a bit. There were other singers waiting in the wings but, a late start meant a late finish, and, as the number 27 was already crossing the Tyne Bridge, I had to hastily exit pursued by a bear.
Photos.
Lance

4 comments :

Paul Grainger said...

Hi Lance
Good to see you last night. Just read your review of the jam. Glad you enjoyed it. I had a great time. The unknown drummer was Nicky Ortega, and the mystery guitarist is Japanese. His name is Kazumi Ishigaki.
Cheers
Paul Grainger

Lance said...

Thanks Paul, corrections made.

paul gowland said...

Fabulous notes!

Anonymous said...

That wasn't a bear pursuing you across the Tyne Bridge, it was an irate female tenor player!

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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.
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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.)
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