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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.

Until July 21

Today Monday July 15

Afternoon

Jazz

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

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

Evening

Mnozil Brass: Cirque - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 0300 266 600. 7:30pm. £23.00. (£19.00. concs.). A Durham Brass Festival event.

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

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Ex Extreme @ The Jazz Café – January 17.

Pete Tanton (Trumpet/Flugelhorn)/ Stuart Collingwood (Piano); Steve Walls (Drums); Stuart Davies (Electric Bass).
(Review by Kath Jobes)
This evening was to be one of fabulous original music interspersed with the odd standard for good measure.  Pete Tanton started the evening on flugelhorn, before moving to Trumpet for a few numbers.  Stuart Collingwood… well what can I say… fabulous fingers and you wouldn’t expect anything less with over 30 years at the keys!   Bassist Stuart Davies exhibited skill and there was a lovely communication between band members, with the steady and at times stupendous drumming of Steve Walls.
The first set commenced with a Collingwood original – Bananas; vivacious and bouncy,  followed by Pete Tanton’s Spanish tinged Barbados.  Next up, Stuart Davies’ Double Bubble, written down by the pianist as ‘Double Bublé’… ‘There’s a joke in there somewhere’, he said!  Another Tanton original in the form of The Cat’s Reply, although I’m still not sure what the question was?  A recognisable Four ensued and bud we were sure set straight by the last number of the set, Straight No Chaser.
Set two sailed away with a couple more originals Nautical, with a fab drum solo and fours from the band and  Petals - a beautiful ballad.  We were then treated to a Mark Williams original Booze Blues, (Mark was missing from the usual line up due to the limited space for bands at the Café, and their trio/quartet requirements for bands).  To Heaven Tonight, another Pete Tanton original was followed on by a request from the pianist, for Sunny  - a bit of sunshine in the night before the final number of the night another Stuart Collingwood composition – The Tank.  Great night guys!
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.
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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.)
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