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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 Monday July 22

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

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

Friday, December 07, 2012

Rendezvous Jazz @ The Porthole. December 7

Maureen Hall (vocals), Iain MacAulay (trombone, trumpet & vocals), Roy Gibson (keyboards), Derek Fleck (clarinet) & Jim McKeown (drums) + Theresa Armstrong (vocals) & Joan Armstrong (vocals)
Maureen Hall’s Friday lunchtime band set sail for Dixie at their long-running residency at the Porthole public house adjacent to North Shields’ ferry landing. The first blast of winter kept some of the regulars indoors, Derek Fleck stood in for Barry Soulsby (away in Northumberland with Brian Bennett’s Vieux Carré Jazzmen) but otherwise it was business as usual. The tunes were familiar (sing-a-long most of the time): Everybody Loves My Baby, a false starting Rosetta (much mirth!), Bye Bye Blues, It’s Only a Paper Moon, Deed I Do, All of Me (good trombone from Iain MacAulay, good clarinet from Fleck), I Can’t Give You Anything But Love and more. Good company, good music, the added attraction of Theresa and Joan singing a couple of numbers made for an enjoyable afternoon. Next week (Friday 14) is the band’s Christmas party. A little early perhaps in view of the fact the band will be at the Porthole the following week (Friday 21)! Hall’s full line-up will be at Jazz at the Fell tonight (Gateshead British Legion) at 8.30.pm.
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