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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 Saturday September 21

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Solitude - St John's Church, Grainger St., Newcastle NE1 5JG. 11:00am & 2:00pm. Free. Gabriele Heller’s audio play (40mins).

Jeff Barnhart’s Silent Film Festival: Reel 2 - St Augustine's Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington DL3 7TG. 12:30pm. £10.00. (under 16s free). Barnhart’s piano accompaniment to classic silent films.

Vieux Carré Jazzmen: River Tyne Jazz Cruise - Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Departing 1:00pm (boarding from 12:30pm) from o/s Pitcher & Piano, returning 4:00pm. Tickets: £25.00. (info 0191 252 9429/07710 528413). On board buffet & Tyne Bank Brewery bar.

Evening

Ronnie Scott's All Stars - Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough TS5 6SA. Tel: 01642 815181. 8:00pm. £22.50. (inc bf). Ronnie Scott's Story: 60th Anniversary Concert.

Nikki Iles, Karen Sharp & Friends - Queen's Hall Library, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham NE46 3LS. Tel: 01434 652477. 9:30pm. £15.00. A Hexham Abbey Festival of Music & Arts event.

Blues/Funk/Soul

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

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

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Black Bull, Blaydon, News

Sunday 20th March - 8pm - Adm. £7.00
Strictly Smokin' Big Band led by Michael Lamb
Close up and intimate with a full size, top class Big Band. One which is consistently getting rave reviews! Should be quite an exciting evening. 
Sunday 10th April - 8pm - £5.00


Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord 
Scintillating gypsy jazz in the Grappelli/Django style with Emma Fisk vln, James Birkett gtr, Dave Harris gtr and Paul Baxter bass. This exciting new ensemble makes its debut. 
Sunday 15th May - 8pm - £5.00
Noel Dennis/Paul Edis Quartet 
Teesside's Noel Dennis is one of the region's most lyrical jazz musicians. Think Chet Baker/Miles Davis. Here with the wonderful trio of Paul Edis on piano, Andy Champion bass and Russ Morgan drms. 
Sunday 19th June - 8pm - £5.00 
Alice Grace with the Peter Gilligan Quartet 
Since moving to the NE Alice Grace has made quite an impact on the local jazz scene. An experienced jazz singer (NYJO and more) she is joined by great local players Pete on pno, Paul Gowland sax, Paul Grainger bass and Russ Morgan drms. 
Sunday 10th July - 8pm - £5.00 
The Reunion 
Colin Aitchison tpt, Franco Valussi clnt, Steve Andrews sax, Roy Cansdale bass, Roly Veitch gtr
Hong Kong ex-pat Geordie Colin Aitchison, Benny Goodman styled Italian clarinetist Franco Valussi, Cumbria's sax maestro Steve Andrews, Roy Cansdale bass now resident in Gloucestershire and Blaydon's Roly Veitch gtr get together for a session of 30s style swinging jazz.

Roly.

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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