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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 July 23

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

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood; Paul Grainger; Matt MacKellar.

Archipelago & J Frisco + Mark Williams Trio - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 8:00pm. £9.90.

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

Monday, April 08, 2013

GIJF Day 3: Jazz from the North

(Review by Russell)
The afternoon session in the Jazz Lounge necessitated leaving the concourse and its interesting and varied line-up of gigs. Neil Yates’ Five Countries Trio opened the show to another capacity audience. Trumpeter Yates crossed the divide; jazz, folk melodies, world music. The tone poem Flutter and Flight expertly evoked the frenzied cries of ravenous seagulls and the inherent dangers of the (unsuspecting) al fresco diner! Zsolt Bende played Charlie Byrd-style acoustic guitar and percussionist Cormac Byrne maintained a consistent rhythmic pulse throughout an atmospheric set.
North east based Watson Walker Edis have, to date, played very few gigs. Three previous performances were of the highest standard and this festival performance made it four. Pianist Paul Edis, busy throughout the weekend in other contexts, sensitive drummer Rob Walker and the virtuoso saxophonist Lewis Watson presented a suite of tunes ranging from delicate hues skillfully sketched to stirring blood and guts blowing. Excellent.     
Russell.

1 comment :

Ian Paterson said...

I feel I should mention 'Odderrang' which was the only one of the three bands I caught on the Sunday and who didn't get a mention in this review. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! Sigur Ros meets EST with some Radiohead thrown in too. Lovely onstage vibe - fantastic AND sympathetic players. Very inspiring!

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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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