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Hugh Masekela: “I advise every kid to check out their past because without a past you are in limbo.” (Songlines December 2017)

Leo Richardson: “I think your image is really important. You look at those old Blue Note recordings and you look at the liner note, the booklet and they’re in the studio and they’re wearing shirt and ties. They used to wear suits all the time.” – (Jazzwise December 2017/January 2018)

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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 them all 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.
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Lance

Today Friday December 15

Afternoon

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz Café Christmas Party - Jazz Café. 8:00pm. Julija Jacenaite & Alan Law (8:00pm), Mo Scott Band (9:00pm). £10.00. (£8.00. advance).

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regent Farm Road, Gosforth NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 7:30pm. First night of two. A guaranteed sellout.

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

Ray Dales - Traveller’s Rest, West Auckland Road, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:30pm. £8.00.

The Standards - Bar Loco, Leazes Park Road, Newcastle NE1 4PG. 7:00pm. Free. South American band playing a Greenpeace benefit.

CoSYJO - Washington Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington NE38 8AB. Tel: 0191 561 3455. 7:00pm. £6.00. (£4.00. concs.). CoSYJO (City of Sunderland Youth Jazz Orchestra).

Smokin’ Spitfires - Platform 1, Station Street, Bedlington NE22 7JW. Tel: 01670 828808. 7:00pm. £5.50. Enhanced line-up (The Mighty Smokin’ Spitfires) with David Blakey (trumpet) & Lloyd Howell (drums).

Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.

Sophie Armstrong: Jazz at Christmas - Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Eastern Lane, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1AJ. Tel: 01289 330999. 7:30pm. £13.00.

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

Monday, November 10, 2014

Am Jam @ The Globe. November 9

(Review by Russell).
Newcastle won. Time to head for the Globe. Taking the stairs (the recently installed lift didn’t seem to be working), that was the unmistakable sound of Fly Me to the Moon. As last month, Keith (guitar) lead the second Sunday in the month Am Jam session.
Three tenors (one doubling effectively on flute), a second guitarist, bass and drums. The tunes much the same as last time (the pad will develop over time); Blue Bossa, All of Me (the impressive Julie singing this one), Nica’s Dream with Fiona cruising on vocals, then Minnie sang Lullaby of Birdland. The heating on, the place seemed welcoming! Curtains hung since last time, things are taking shape. A few more listeners too. Take the A Train (Julie and Patrick’s sister vocals), Groovin’ High, then Patrick himself took the floor. He had recently written a poem a matter of days before marrying his third and last (current?) wife. He read it – For Whom the Scribe Scrolls. Ann arrived (late) and could hardly wait to reprise Fly Me to the Moon.
The band went for Billie’s Bounce (more work required on this one), then ‘up for it’ took on Pentup House. They took a second stab at it – Sonny Rollins won’t be losing any sleep over it! Julie returned to sing Satin Doll (good brushes from Alan) and that was about it.
Am Jam is a friendly, welcoming session. It isn’t a cutting contest. The least experienced players will receive a friendly welcome in a supportive environment. In two weeks’ time (Sunday 23, 3:00pm) Stuart Finden will lead the More Jam session (for ‘More’ best think ‘more advanced’), then Am Jam returns on Sunday 14 December, 3:00pm. All welcome.              
Russell. 

4 comments :

Jazz Co-op (On F/b). said...

Thank you Russell for nice review of our 'friendly, welcoming jam session'. And the lift is definitely working!

Minnie said...

Actually, I think we did forget to switch the lift on on Sunday - so sorry about that! We will remember in future!

Anonymous said...

From Ann Alex, I didn't even know they'd already done 'Fly Me to The Moon'. That's what you get for being late, but I was at a family do! Can't wait to try the lift next time!

Lance said...

Anonymous Ann Alex (AAA) - why weren't you at the Kate Daniels gig at Lit & Phil? You'd have had your singing batteries charged tonight! You could also dig Ruth at Caff tomorrow.

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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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