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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)

Submissions for review

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

Today Saturday December 16

Afternoon

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Evening

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

An Evening of Swing & Sparkle - National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL. 7:00pm. Tel: 0191 515 5555 (booking essential). £35.00. Rat Pack act, four course meal.

No Time for Jive - The Tannery, Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3QD. Tel: 01434 605537. 9:00pm. Free.

Lyndon Anderson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Snow Ball - St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Oakwellgate, Gateshead NE8 2AU. Tel: 0191 433 4699. 7:00pm. £19.00. Strictly Speakeasy (swing band) & Lindy jazz dance.

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

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Steve Glendinning/Peter Gilligan @ The Globe Jazz Bar August 29.

Steve Glendinning (gtr); Peter Gilligan (pno).
(Review by Lance).
Advertised as guitar duo Mark Williams and Steve Glendinning last night's Jazz Coop gig found Pete Gilligan standing in for Mark who, as it turned out, was gigging in Wales. Nevertheless, this didn't detract from the music which, as expected from these two fine exponents, gelled from the first down beat to the final coda.
In many ways it could be said that the piano/guitar set up offered more variety than the guitar duo format and certainly both musicians impressed most of the Coop faithful.
A choice selection of standards and a few contemporary jazz pieces gave us the ingredients for the spice of life including A Foggy Day; There Will Never be Another You; Beautiful Love; Darn that Dream and All the Things You Are. Both guys managed to quote Fly Me To the Moon during the course of the latter tune but Pete also incorporated a bar or two of How High the Moon so I guess he got the lunar prize.
Horace Silver provided Summer in Central Park and Nica's Dream; Jobim contributed a number that sounded like the Beatles' You Know I'll Always Love You but wasn't! Charlie Haden had a couple including the delightful Our Spanish Love Song and there were compositions by Steve Swallow and Steve Kuhn - it was a good night for Steves!
And Peters too! although there was only one it sounded like more or is he really an octopus?
Lance.
Tonight at the Globe - New Orleans with the Mississippi Dreamboats. 7:30pm start.

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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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