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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.

Friday, April 05, 2013

The Collective @ Hoochie Coochie Thursday April 4, 2013.

Jamie Toms (ten/shakers); Keith Nicholson (tpt/flug/triangle/shakers); Tim Bloomer (gtr) Katie Trigger (bs); Dominic Snaith (keys); Robbie Houston (dms).
(Review by Lance).
The Collective had Toms and Nicholson as guests this month and the two horn players blew up such a storm that South Cones may have been hoisted 'twixt Dogger and Cromarty. Add Bloomer's wild thrashing and they may even have been reached for in the German Bight. What is certain is that there were moments when the band gave more than just a nod to Weather Report, The Crusaders and Herbie Hancock.
Underpinned by young Katie (watch out for her new band Katie and the Triggers) they gave us a glimpse of Street Life and, according to Warren (Hoochie Honcho) the fastest version of Watermelon Man he'd ever heard - it was also one of the best!
Jamie Toms blew power tenor, Keith Nicholson hit the spot on trumpet and flugel although maybe growling, great on trumpet, is a bit of an own goal on flugel! Nevertheless, he sounded good.
Bloomer bloomed with some scintillating solos that, going by his facial expressions, verged on the orgasmic. Dominic, like Katie, only occasionally burst from the pack but when he/she did it was worth waiting for.
At the back Houston had no problems - he gave the band lift off with his relentless drive and percussive persuasion.
It was a good session enhanced by the dancers - all male - who tripped the light fantastic with reckless abandon!
Photos.
Lance.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Yeah I enjoyed it too.

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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