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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.

Until July 21

Today Tuesday July 16

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

Gala Big Band w. ALAN BARNES: Strictly Come BRASSing - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 03000 266 600. 7:30pm. £15.00. (£12.00. concs.). A Durham Brass Festival event.

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc. raffle). RCJ with Don Armstrong (clarinet, saxophone, penny whistle, vocals).

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SOLD OUT!

Zoe Rahman & Laura MacDonald - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192.. 8:00pm. £12.00. (£10.00. concs.). JNE.

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Northern Monkey Brass Band - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

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

Saturday, January 05, 2013

CD Review: Dan Phillips BKK Trio + Jakob Dineson - Bandkok Edge.

Dan Phillips (gtr); Jakob Dineson (ten); Chanutr Techatana-nan (dms); Pornchart Viryapark (bs).
An international summit meeting! A Yank, a Dane and a couple of Thai musicians.
Berklee graduate Phillips is currently Jazz Educator at Silpakorn Uni in Thailand and bass and drums are two musicians he regularly works with. He considers Techatana-nan the finest drummer in South East Asia and Viryapark he refers to as the first call bass player. Dineson had come to Bangkok to play a few gigs (as you do) and immediately Phillips found a jazz rapport with the Dane. and gave that as the reason for making this recording.
The music is mainly standards but they are done in such a way as to give them an original feel. Much of the music, to my ears, conveys a sense of Lennie Tristano. Probably nothing like it but the feeling is there, Particularly in Dineson's angularity - Warne Marsh meets early Coltrane are the vibes I get. Phillips has that lovely single string style favoured by Charlie Christian, Billy Bauer and all who followed.
Monk's Ask Me Now could easily be put forward as the best ever jazz ballad outside of the Gasbook which of course it isn't but I have to admit I'm pushed to find a better one!
It's given a deserving treatment here.
Other standards include Have You Met Miss Jones, Days of Wine and Roses, Coltrane's Naima, Monk's Evidence, Sam Rivers' classic Beatrice and Strayhorn's A Flower is a Lovesome Thing plus a couple of Phillips' originals.
A Flower is a Lovesome Thing? - on the Evidence of this disc so is jazz in South East Asia.
Lance
PS: I Wonder if they've ever got the "Bus" over to Neds?!

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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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Lance