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Sting: "It was great. They [the River City Jazzmen] all wore blue suits. The band had been together for about twenty years, which was the same age as the suits." - (Melody Maker Sept. 22, 1979).

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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 Monday October 21

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 3:00pm/5:30pm. Screening of Stanley Nelson's documentary film (2019, cert. 15, 1hr 55mins).

Evening

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

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Blaydon Update

Sunday 10th July - 8pm
Blaydon Jazz Club, Black Bull, Bridge St. Blaydon 
The Reunion
1930's acoustic swing style jazz with - - -
Hong Kong ex-pat Geordie Colin Aitchison trumpet, Benny Goodman styled Italian clarinetist Franco Valussi, Cumbria's sax master Steve Andrews plus rhythm.
Admission £5.00 - pay at the door.  
Sunday 21st August - 8pm
Blaydon Jazz Club, Black Bull, Bridge St. Blaydon 
Dean Stockdale Trio
After a lovely concert last year dedicated to Oscar Peterson, Dean returns to Blaydon with his superb trio playing a mix of standards and original compositions.
Come along and hear this great pianist
Admission £5.00 - pay at the door.  
Sunday - September 18th
Blaydon Jazz Club, Black Bull, Bridge St. Blaydon 
Jeremy McMurray/Mark Toomey Quartet
Music in the bebop/hard bop idioms from this top alto sax player along with club favourite Jeremy on piano plus bass/drums.
Admission £5.00 - pay at the door.  
Sunday 23rd October - 8pm
Blaydon Jazz Club, Black Bull, Bridge St. Blaydon 
Vasilis Xenopoulos/Paul Edis Quartet
Its a delight to bring these wonderful players back to Blaydon. Vas on tenor sax, Paul piano + bass/drums.
Admission £7.00 - pay at the door.  
Roly.

2 comments :

Anne DeVere Harper (on F/b) said...

great!!

John Hallam (on F/b) said...

And Steve will be playing Max Cresswell's old Pierret tenor?

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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.
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