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Bebop Spoken There

Jackie Paris: "A singer's got to be able to tell a story. Frank Sinatra and Nat Cole are best at that; Mel Tormé too. I like to take a lyric that means something and sing it right to the person it was meant for." - (DownBeat October 11, 1962).

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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.

Wednesday September 18

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

Alexys de Alfaro - Revoluçion de Cuba, Cloth Market, Newcastle NE1 1EE. Tel: 0191 917 7076. 6:00pm. Free.

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

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CANCELLED

Archipelago + Freese Trio - Bobik's, Punch Bowl Hotel, Jesmond Road, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 3JY. Tel: 0191 284 0490. 7:30pm. £5.00.

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Levee Ramblers NOJB w. Jim McBriarty (clarinet) & Bob Wade (trumpet) - 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.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

CD Review: Daryl Sherman - My Blue Heaven.

Daryl Sherman (pno/vcl); Harvey S (bs on 2 tracks)
(Review by Lance).
Six years on, I still relish the memory of hearing Daryl, first at the Saville Exchange, North Shields and, the following evening, at Trinity Centre, Gosforth - two venues now, sadly, lost to jazz.
Since then, I've followed her career avidly. The lady travels. Apart from touching down at Sage Gateshead in 2012 with Carrying Cole to Newcastle and Mike's Classic Jazz Party in 2014, for the past three years, Japan has played a major part in her itinerary. This year she's back again playing the Tableaux Lounge, Daikanyama, Tokyo throughout March, April and May.
This CD is a first, a mainly solo piano/voice album reminding me, in the unlikely event that my memory needed nudging, just how good she is in both departments! However, it also presents a problem for a reviewer such as I inasmuch as the album notes are written in Japanese! Then again, with Daryl, all you need are ears.
These ears thought their birthday had arrived 11 days early, such was the impact of listening to Daryl singing: I Walk a Little Faster; Wouldn't it be Loverly; Feel Like Makin' Love; Let's Go Live in a Lighthouse; Cycling Along With You; Inside a Silent Tear; My Blue Heaven; You Turned the Tables on me; Fly me to the Moon; You Wanna Bet?; The Brooklyn Bridge; The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
Particularly interesting to hear Julie Styne and Sammy Cahn's The Brooklyn Bridge, first sung by Sinatra and Jimmy Durante in the movie It Happened in Brooklyn. Blossom's Inside a Silent Tear also a couple of Cy Coleman's - I Walk a Little Faster and You Wanna Bet? Then there's Cycling Along with You, a Daryl original - I'm already inflating the tyres on my bike!. 
What strikes me about this album is that, along with the sophistication, there is the suggestion of an earlier era. An era where we had bootleg gin, speakeasies and singers like Ruth Etting and Annette Hanshaw. An era that Daryl moves in as easily as she handles Jimmy Webb's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress or Roberta Flack's Feel Like Makin' Love. An era personified by the Classic Jazz Party...
Details.
Lance.

1 comment :

Liz said...

"I walk a little faster" is one beautiful number with subtle lyrics " Keep bumping into walls, and taking lots of falls..."TB does it beautifully too!

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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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Lance