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Reuben James: "Mark [Kavuma] has such a unique sound on the horn. He lets it all hang out in a very vulnerable way when he plays ballads." - (DownBeat October 2019).

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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 24

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see centre column).

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Cancelled!

JCM: In Memory of Jon Hiseman - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:00pm. £20.00. (£18.00. adv.). Clem Clemson (guitar); Mark Clarke (bass); Ralph Salmins (drums). Support: T-A-B ((Tom Atkinson Band).

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Alter Ego - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. £5.00.

Blues

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Gavin Lee's Dixieland Band @ Ashington Jazz Club. November 6

Gavin Lee (Clarinet and Alto Saxophone), Phil Smith (Bass), Jimmy Stix Robinson (Drums), Brian Chester (Keyboard).
(Review by Peter S.).
Gavin arrived on this occasion with a group of musicians never seen at AJC within this combination. No soprano sax this time but with clarinet and alto sax which he plays with style and perfection. Always with him Phil Smith on bass and much to our surprise and delight Brian Chester on keyboard and on his first encounter with the AJC  Jimmy Stix on drums.
This was an unexpected combination but the perfect unit to perform Gavin's chosen programme for the evening. The selections were refreshing as the group introduced many melodies never heard before and not repeated popular requests that is often the format on these evenings. Gavin introduced each in his own humorous dialect which needed no translation here in Ashington. The dedicated trio behind gave wonderful support to his skill on reeds and delivered  a very enjoyable invigorating recital throughout the evening. It is a pleasure to be able to listen to these accomplished instrumentalists from our region. We are so fortunate. Our audience loved every musical moment as much as the group appeared to. They must be hiding some talent under those hats and the members showed their pleasure in the accepted manner.  Feedback  was very positive with expressions of delight and thanks. "Ecstatic" was one comment from one of our critical members, "wonderful" another , come back soon etc. What more can be said? Thank you gentlemen.
Programme (but may not be in the played order).
At a Dixie Roadside Diner, Alone in the Rain, After You, Broadway Rose, Dancing on the Stars, Every Evening I Miss you, Fine and Dandy, I Close my Eyes, Moon Over Miami, My Baby Just Cares for me, Mighty Blue, Madeleine, Susie, Seems Like Old times, When Mabel Comes in the Room, What a Difference a Day Makes, You're Driving me Crazy, and Transatlantic Lullaby."
NEXT MEETING - Wednesday December 4. at 8.00 p.m. (Early Start)
 Keith and Caroline with Gypsy Jazz.
We are always happy to see you there.
Peter S.

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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