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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 Monday August 19

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

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Monday, November 04, 2013

The Don Forbes Quartet – No 28 – Friday November 1

Paul Wight (Drums)  Paul Grainger (D. Bass)  Dean Stockdale (Piano) Don  Forbes (Trumpet)
(Review by Kath J)
A great night of hard bop interspersed by a change of mood and the occasional ballad commencing with one of my favourites - Softly as in a Morning Sunrise.  There were so many great tunes, with superb solos from each of the musicians that I soon lost track,  I had left my notebook at home… not a mistake I will make again!   The nimble fingers of Dean Stockdale and Paul Granger were accompanied by talented drumming from Paul Wight.  The magical sound of a Jazz Trumpet from Don Forbes complemented the other musicians…overall a great sound!
Among the tunes played were Nardis, One Key Out, Green Dolphin Street, Tenderly, Scotch and Water, Simone, There Will Never Be Another You and a Don Forbes Original – Rico.  There were several others but my memory is not what it once was… however my enjoyment of the great playing of these talented musicians is not to go unrecorded.   The appreciative audience included a large party celebrating a 40th Birthday, along with a few of the Jazz stalwarts, all in all a good night!
Kath J.

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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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Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance