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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 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.

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

The Allsorts @ Hoochie Coochie

Riley Stone-Lonergan (ten); Oli Cadman (keys); Pete Gavin (bs); Eirik Svela (gtr); Katie Patterson (dms).
(Review by Lance).
Canadian Katie is not just a drummer/bandleader/arranger/composer but she is also a cook - I guess. Most bands have CD's for sale but The Allsorts have kitchen aprons which also happens to be the band's uniform. I remember a Clare Teal gig where her merchandise included Tea(l) towels - I guess it takes All Sorts (boom boom)!
I'd been looking forward to hearing Russ Henderson but Russ, it would appear, is climbing in Nepal - as one does.
Fortunately, the improbably named Riley Stone-Lonergan proved to be a more than adequate replacement.
Indeed RS-L hit some harmonics on the tenor that were even higher than where the intrepid Russ was in Nepal!
Seriously, he blew great tenor. Rollins, Coltrane, Brecker - he'd learned from them all and with a tone that could be lyrical or biting, tender or violent - a name to remember (as if one could forget!)
Svela and Cadman also had moments of brilliance but, in the first set, they were marginally under amplified lessoning their impact. Gavin was solid on bass guitar and, without doubt Katie is an outstanding drummer irrespective of gender.
Personal favourite was The Allsorts' take on Bob Berg's Friday Night at the Cadillac Club.
Another number had a distinct hip-hop feel. Early Morning View From a Hot Air Balloon was wild and yet tranquil. This was one of Katie's several compositions - drummers aren't supposed to be musicians yet this lass was Yorkshire's Young Musician of the Year in 2012. Tonight gave an indication why.
I had to leave as 27 bus was already due to pass the Central Bar. I wonder if the driver popped in to catch Breach? - he was 3 minutes late... 
An excellent session that deserved a bigger audience.
Lance.

1 comment :

Katie Patterson said...

Thanks for the kind words, Lance! If anyone wants to check out the band they can visit www.theallsortsband.com for more info, music and videos.

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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.
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