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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 August 21

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

Alice Grace & Ben Helm - Revolución de Cuba, Cloth Market, Newcastle NE1 1EE. Tel: 0191 917 7076. 6:00pm.

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.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats' Crescent Club. December 24


Iain MacAulay (trombone, trumpet & vocals), Derek Fleck (clarinet, soprano saxophone, tambourine & Santa hat), Roy Gibson (keyboards), John Carstairs Hallam (electric bass) & Ollie Rillands (drums) + Joan Armstrong (vocals), Brian Chester (trombone) & Barry Soulsby (vocals).
(Review by Russell).
Party time, Christmas apparently. Birthday time too. Keyboards' man Roy Gibson and bar worker Aynsley share the same birthday, albeit generations apart. Happy birthday to you and you. Iain MacAulay's laconic vocal style introduced My Blue Heaven and front line partner Derek Fleck introduced his soprano saxophone to the daylight for the first time in eons, on Summertime. 

Cullercoats Crescent Club could be in the running for Camra's Club of the Year with no fewer than three handpulls on the bar (Brains, Camerons and Skinners) and a fair number of regulars eschewed any notion of last minute end-of-the-world panic buying to sink a pint or three and listen to some good-time jazz. The raffle prizes bypassed this table (Lance, Ann and yours truly), multi instrumentalist John Hallam dropped by to say hello, talk all things dance band and give an update on his latest purchase (the mind boggles as to how many musical instruments reside at Chez JCH!). Joan Armstrong got up to sing a couple of numbers (You Don't Know Me and Jingle Bell Rock) and Barry Soulsby arrived in time to tell us about his Worried Man Blues. MacAulaintroduced Buona Sera or as he would have it Bonnie Sarah (not quite Dean Martin!). Sentimental Journey provided a two-trombone treat (the contrasting styles of MacAulay and Brian Chester) and Birthday Boy Gibson featured on St.Louis Blues. Next week's session is of course Hogmanay and Scot Macaulay promises (threatens?) one or two surprises!

Russell.

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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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Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance