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Bill Reglein (JJ Babbitt m/pieces): "We made this mouthpiece for Eddie Harris. He played tenor sax and trumpet. He played in some pretty rough bars. The story goes that he was afraid he'd get in a fight and get his teeth knocked out. He figured that if even that happened he could still play tenor. So, the request came in, 'Can I get a reed mouthpiece for my trumpet?' the company made exactly one." - (DownBeat October 2019).

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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 Monday September 23

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

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Triplestix on Concourse @ Sage Gateshead. January 24.

Matt Spence (gtr); Chris Carvel (keys); John Allen (dms); Katie Trigger (bs. gtr).
Who are Triplestix? The combined wisdom of myself, Russell and Paul Bream had failed to solve the mystery.
Google mentioned that "Triplestiicks" are an ethnic percussion instrument which led me to believe that our own Ann Alex, fresh from her African drumming lesson, had maybe formed her own band!
But no, upon arriving at Sage Gateshead and settling down on the concourse with a glass of House White - I know why it's called "House White" as you could put a deposit down on the White House for little more than the price of a glass! (Exaggeration!) - there was Katie Trigger.
Katie stood centre stage, Fender bass slung low like a gunslinger's Colt 45 ready to shoot from the hip or - to the hip! On guitar, Matt Spence made me wonder just how many more great jazz guitarists we have in the north-east because I've just discovered another one! Chris Carvel played some funky keyboard stuff and drummer Allen drove it like the next stop was Detroit.
It was a cracking first set (I had to leave before the second) that featured many goodies. Watermelon Man, Mr. PC (great intro by Katie), Mercy Mercy Mercy and St. Thomas (twice in one day for St. Thomas!). There were others but these were the titles I noted.
Remember the name TRIPLESTIX.
Lance.

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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