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Bebop Spoken There

Jackie Paris: "A singer's got to be able to tell a story. Frank Sinatra and Nat Cole are best at that; Mel Tormé too. I like to take a lyric that means something and sing it right to the person it was meant for." - (DownBeat October 11, 1962).

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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 September 17

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 - 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Acoustic Infusion with the Mighty Horns - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00. Rick Laughlin & co.

Strictly Smokin’ Sessions - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £8.00. & £6.00.

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 819845. 8:00pm. £4.00. Guest: Don Armstrong (reeds). Note earlier start.

Blues

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

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2013 Preview

Friday 5 April. Hall One. 7:30 pm
National Youth Jazz Orchestra with Jacqui Dankworth, Mark Nightingale & Jason Yarde + Jambone.
(Preview by Russell)
The ninth Gateshead International Jazz Festival opens in style with a rare north of England performance by the renowned National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Some of the finest young musicians in the land will take to the stage in Hall One at the Sage under the direction of Mark Armstrong to play a host of familiar big band charts and some specially commissioned new arrangements. The band’s pedigree is such that established performers welcome an invitation to appear as a special guest. The Sage audience can expect to hear the impeccable Jacqui Dankworth, the world class trombonist Mark Nightingale and the brilliant saxophonist Jason Yarde. Ticket holders should take their seats on time as the north east’s pride and joy  - Jambone  - will play an opening set. The Sage Gateshead’s education work has produced many success stories and Jambone is one of them. The region’s premier youth jazz ensemble has worked with a number of top-class jazz musicians over the years and 2013 sees adopted Geordie Tim Garland, a resident of Whitley Bay, working with the band to further develop their talents. The set-list will include several pieces by pianist Paul Edis. If you are yet to get your tickets for this fantastic opening concert be quick as it is sure to be a sell-out! Tickets: 0191 443 4661 or on line - www.thesagegateshead.org.
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.
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