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

Sunday, April 17, 2016

GIJF - Day Three Line-up (Today Sunday April 17)

Philosophy of Improvisation Workshop | 11:00am | St Mary’s Heritage Centre  
Discussions. Participants inc musicians Mike Baggetta (US), Steve Beresford (UK),  Louise Gibbs (UK) & Kris Tiner (US), writers Philip Clark & Andy Hamilton.
Drop-in event (11:00am-5:00pm), free but ticketed, at St Mary’s adjacent to Sage.
Presented by Durham University 
Noel Dennis, Zoë Gilby & Mark Williams | Concourse | 1:00-1:30pm
Café Society Swing | Sage Two | 2:00pm | £13.50
Vimala Rowe (voc), Ciyo Brown (voc), Alex Webb (piano), Denys Baptiste (tenor), 
Sue Richardson (trumpet), Winston Rollins (trombone), Shaney Forbes (drums) ao.
Percy Purseglove & Liam Noble + Malija | NRFH | 2:30pm | £12.50
A ‘Europe Makes Music’ concert.
Malija: Mark Lockheart (tenor & soprano saxophones, bass clarinet), Liam Noble
(piano) & Jasper Høiby (double bass)
Archipelago | Concourse | 2:00-2:30pm
Faye MacCalman (tenor), John Pope (double bass) & Christian Alderson (drums) 
Blind Monk Trio | Concourse | 3:00-3:30pm
Bob Whittaker (tenor), Hugo Harrison (double bass) & Johnny Hunter (drums)
Paul Taylor | Concourse | 4:00-4:30pm
Taylor (solo piano)
Periscopes + 1 | Concourse | 4:45-5:30pm
Emiliano Vernizzi (sax), Alessandro Sgobbio (piano) & Nick Wright (drums)
Make It/Break It | Concourse | 6:30pm
Chris Sharkey conducts 50 musicians in a Festival commission
Simon Spillett Quartet | NRFH | 7:00pm | £12.50
Spillett, John Critchinson (piano), Alec Dankworth (double bass) & Clark Tracey (drums). Concert (one set of 75 minutes duration) preceded by a screening of the documentary film ‘Tubby Hayes – A Man in a Hurry’ + a short Q&A with director  Les Cogswell. 
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires + Smoove & Turrell | Sage One | 7:30pm | £26.50
Bradley in conversation | 6:30pm
Ibrahim Maalouf | Sage Two | 8:30pm | £15.00
Maalouf (trumpet), François Delporte (guitar), Eric Legnini (piano) & Stéphane Galland (drums)
Katherine Stone @ Pizza Express, Dean Street, Newcastle | 8:00pm
Late night jam session @ Pizza Express, Dean Street, Newcastle | 10:00pm
Sunday’s concourse performances programmed by Jazz North East

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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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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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