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Michael Dease: "Slide [Hampton] is also one of the people to expand the range of the horn, so he's popping out high Fs like they're breakfast cereals." - (JazzTimes Oct. 2019).

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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 Friday October 18

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Classic Swing - Jesmond Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond Avenue, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3EX. Tel: 0191 281 0736. 1:00pm. Free.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things - Forum Cinema, Market Place, Hexham NE46 1XF. Tel: 01434 601144. 7:00pm. £8.30. - £5.80. Film (2019, 89 mins) directed by Leslie Woodhead. Swing Bridge Trio in Café Bar following screening.

Dave O’Higgins & Colin Oxley - Great Broughton Village Hall, Ingleby Road, Great Broughton TS9 7ER. 7:30pm. £20.00. ‘O’Higgins & Oxley Play Monk & ‘Trane’. Oxley replaces Rob Luft.

Paul Taylor - Ushaw College, Durham DH7 7DW. Tel: 0191 334 5119. 7:30pm. Free (donations). An Ushaw Piano Festival event.

Jazz Lads - Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn TS12 1HJ. Tel: 01287 622761. 8:00pm. £5.00.

Guisborough Big Band - Saltburn Golf Club, Guisborough Road, Saltburn TS12 1NJ. Tel: 01287 622812. Time TBC.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. Time 8:30pm. Screening of Stanley Nelson's documentary film (2019, cert. 15, 1hr 55mins).

Blues/Soul etc.

Ray Stubbs R & B All Stars - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

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

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Jimmy McPartland @ The Corner House

I'd just finished rearranging the photo albums in alphabetical order (they're now in the RH Column) when I came across this one of Jimmy McPartland taken at the Corner House, Newcastle, circa 1981/82. I remember it as being one of the best Dixieland nights ever held there and, as I'm currently reading Marian McP's biography - a cracking read - I thought I'd blog it. To think I'd shook the hand of the man who'd shook the hand of Bix and many other greats makes me feel quite humble - what am I saying? I am quite humble! I like the photo though.
British clarinettist Bill Skeat was on the gig along with local heroes Gordon Solomon , Bill Brooks, Marshall Walker, Roy Willis and who else? Perhaps Gordon and Roy have some memories of that gig?
This is the YouTube clip Colin refers to.
Lance.

4 comments :

Gordon Solomon said...

Hi Lance,- I do indeed remember the night very well. Jimmy McPartland was quite a domineering character and this showed in his wonderful trumpet playing. I recall that he simply announced the number he intended to play without any consultation with the band or even letting us know what key he was in! During the first session I mentioned to him that we were unfamiliar with his chosen number,- he gave me a stony stare and said (out of the corner of his mouth) "Just grab on to my coat tails son, and hang on tight!" Despite our problems on the stand that night, it was a super session, with a packed room shouting for more at the end. There's no doubt that these musicians from that early era were hard men,(The River City had similar experiences with Wild Bill Davison). The exception was Doc Cheetham, who was a gentleman through and through - he always made certain that all the band were happy with his choices. Great days Lance, sadly gone now and unlikely to be repeated.

Roy. said...

I recall him being a very tasteful player as well as a true gentleman..... but not a lot about the gig itself.
Roy.

Roy said...

PS.
HiLance,
The other band member enjoying the show from the audience was Peter Gascigne the regular trumpet player.
All band members are accounted for as the Saratoga only used a piano player in the later stages of its existence.
Roy Willis.

Colin Aitchison said...

I remember this night very well, to remind you here is a clip that I posted on Youtube some time ago, it has had nearly 2000 hits, good solo's around the band, I even had a picture taken with Jimmy.
Regards to all.
Colin Aitchison
Hong Kong
http://youtu.be/iTwQllENP2s

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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