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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 Wednesday July 24

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues/Folk

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Thursday, December 31, 2015

CD Review: Peter Kavanaugh - Whisper Not

(Review by Lance)
Kavanaugh cites Pass, Reinhardt, Montgomery, Chet Atkins, Les Paul and Bill Evans amongst the influences he dialled into. Dare I mention that, soundwise, there were also suggestions of Hank Marvin?
Kavanaugh works many of the L.A. Hot Clubs so it isn't surprising that there is a contemporary Django feel to much of his playing and, sometimes it isn't contemporary at all! I'm Confessin' can hold its own in any timescale.
A choice selection of tunes played to perfection 
Whisper Not; Emily; Poinciana; Swing 48; Easy Living; Ask Me Now; On the Way to Your House (original); I'm Confessin; Jitterbug Waltz - everyone a winner!
As a band they gel beautifully, Bonebrake's vibes the Stephane to Kavanaugh's Django, bass and drums the subtle underpinning Grappelli and Reinhardt never had.
As a bonus, we have Kavanaugh's original number goosed along by Bolger on Hammond. If you want to goose a soloist get a B3!
Confessin' and Jitterbug have Shawn Osmiansky on clarinet. Rich full tone like clarinet players used to have before they gave technique the priority over feeling (no names no pack drill!).
Lance.
Peter Kavanaugh (gtr); D.J. Bonebrake (vbs); Paul Eckman (bs); Jack LeCompte (dms) + Michael Bolger (B3); Geoff Rakness (bs); Mark San Filippo (dms) on 1 track & Shawn Oshmiansky (clt) on 2 tracks.

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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.
Lance