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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 Saturday August 17

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Newcastle Jazz Festival - Tyne Bank Brewery, Walker Road, Newcastle NE6 2AB. Tel: 0191 265 2828. £15.00. All day event, line-up:

Zoë Gilby & Andy Champion (1:30pm)

Alan Law Trio (2:40pm)

Mark Williams Trio (3:50pm)

Emma Fisk & James Birkett (5:00pm)

(Evening)

Alexander Bone (6:15pm)

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band (7:45pm).

Blues/Funk/Soul

King Snake - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Deidre Cartwright Trio @ Jan's Bar, Stoke Newington.

Deirdre Cartwright (gtr); Alison Raynor (bs); Winston Clifford (dms); Diane McLoughlin (ten); Sarah P (vcls).
(Review by Lance)
By the time I got to Stoke Newington I was train-lagged, bus-lagged and beer-lagged. By which I mean I'd East Coast trained it from Newcastle, London Transported it (No. 73) from Euston and paid £5.70 for a pint of cloudy Belgium beer.
Still I'd made it in time for the advertised 8:30pm start which turned out to be 9pm.
Nevertheless, once the music started all this was forgotten. Entry was free and it was worth many times more than £5.70 so, in real terms, the beer was a bonus!
Opening up with Roadblock, a boppy little riff tune, Cartwright soon had most of the audience - predominantly female - captivated (myself included). The downside was the noisy chit chat going on behind me which, had it been a lesser player, would have been a distraction for me. However, Ms Cartwright is too much of a pro to let such things interfere with her creative juices. Neither are Winston Clifford and the tall lady bassist - Alison Raynor.
Tributes were paid to the late Jim Hall in the form of superb renditions of All The Things You Are and In a Sentimental Mood. I can think few others better qualified to toast the late master.
Sarah P gave an animated rendition of Not Enough Love (Faithless)
Then Diane McLoughlin blew tenor on an extended version of the Rodriguez Guitar Concerto. This could be said to be a  work in progress but the solos were great and more than made up for the occasional degree of uncertainty.
The set finished with St. Thomas and more good solos all round.
Christmas was definitely in the air as a tin of Quality Street was passed around the audience.
Deirdre assured us there were more musical goodies to follow but by this time bed was calling and I regretfully took my leave.
Lance.

1 comment :

Deirdre Cartwright said...

Hi Lance
I'm very impressed that you made it all the way down to London for the gig. The call of Jim Hall. Yep, we hadn't had a chance to run the Concerto before the gig so uncertainty is a good word to describe playing the first part of the arrangement which differs in feel and harmony from the original. All listening like crazy. I'll definitely include it in the set again. Thanks for your support, appreciate it.
Deirdre
PS Noise, the price we pay for Jan's paying us and free admission, however I love it when we entice the young crowd in the other bar over to listen. Thanks again

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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.
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