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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.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Week Ahead

The Cherry Tree this Monday night is rather special. Owner Peter Wardle makes a point of booking singers and musicians from out of the area when they're nearby hence we've had Veronica Chard, Sarah Ellen Hughes, Jo Harrup, Vasilis Xenopoulos and Tasha Seale.
Earlier this year, Tasha wowed the diners with her knock-out versions of, among others, Love Me Or Leave Me, Bye Bye Blackbird and All of Me as well as more contemporary material such as Billy Joel's New York State of Mind. In the meantime, she's had a baby and is now back swinging and singing. Coupled with the Stu Collingwood Trio and the Cherry Tree's reputation for fine dining this promises to be quite a night - don't let anyone tell you otherwise!
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The Tom Gibbs Quartet play The Bridge Hotel on Sunday night as part of a double bill with Sonsale. The Gibbs Quartet's CD Fear of Flying has just charted in the Top Ten of Mojo Magazine's top jazz albums of the year. As Sonsale include Corey Mwamba on vibes and Andy Champion on bass plus a couple of 'imports' this is another gig worthy of support. (Starts earlier than usual at 7:30pm).
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On Tuesday, Schmazz @ The Cluny features trumpet player Andre Canniere's group whilst on Thursday, The Cluny have Ginger Baker's Jazz Fusion which includes Pee Wee Ellis on tenor and Cream legend Baker on drums.
However, don't forget the grass roots gigs like the Jazz Café, Hoochie Coochie where Pete Gilligan hosts his end of the month jam session, The Chilli which has a Wednesday workshop (posh jam session) and the various trad venues.
Check out the listings in the RH column for further details.
Quite a week!
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.

Submissions for review

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