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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 Tuesday August 20

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Will Earl - Band Room, Music Studios, Newcastle University NE1 7RU. 12 noon. Free. Earl (drums) Postgraduate Recital. ‘Solo and groove: innovation in contemporary drumming practices’.

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Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 12:00pm - 2:00pm. Free.

NOTE EARLIER TIME THIS WEEK ONLY.

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Joe Reid - Band Room, Music Studios, Newcastle University NE1 7RU. 1:40pm. Free. Reid (drums) Postgraduate Recital. ‘Progressive Drumming & Polyrhythms of the Modern Drummer’.

Evening

Jazz

Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 7RU. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. House trio: Giles Strong (guitar), Paul Grainger (double bass), Paul Wight (drums).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 819845. 8:30pm. £4.00.

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

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson's Wharf, Hartlepool. August 11.

John Nesbitt, one of our many Teesside operatives, sent us this YouTube clip of Musicians Unlimited playing a charity gig at Jackson's Wharf, Hartlepool.
John tells it thus...
Musicians Unlimited didn't fall off the back of a wagon last Thursday (August 11) night at Maestro Mick Donnelly's, fundraiser but their fantastic music just poured out. Delightful to the ear. The event was to raise funds for the RNLI & Support your bowel charities. The massive audience had had a good soaking from the rain, that wasn't forecast, but almost all stayed the distance of about six hours and all went home humming and singing. Tough Hartlepool stock.
The sound system was kindly supplied and installed by Tony and Nolene White. Contact; tonywhiteintheuk@live.co.uk

The trailer in which the band was housed was kindly donated for the occasion by Ian Sykes by Ian Sykes of View Logistics. URL; www.viewlogistics.co.uk.

Jacksons Wharf is at The Highlight, Hartlepool, Cleveland, TS24 0XN 01429 862963 jacksonswharf.hartlepool@marstons.co.uk They serve great food and a good selection of well-kept Wines, Beers, Ciders & Lagers at affordable prices. Right next to The Trincomalee, iron clad sailing battleship. Well worth a visit.
Musicians Unlimited, whose home base is the Park Inn, 82 Park Rd., Hartlepool,TS26 9HU. normally play Sunday lunchtimes there although, at present theory are taking a Summer break. However, all is not lost for this Sunday (August 21) there is a special event. Let Mick Donnelly tell it...

MDA Music Scholarship Fund proudly presents an afternoon of 'JAZZ MUSIC' at The Park Inn, Hartlepool. (12noon - 3pm.)
This event is to help raise funds towards providing scholarships for young musicians in the Hartlepool area. 
It will feature some of the North East finest musicians, Mick Donnelly, James Harrison, Ton Chapman, Mick Shoulder and many guests.
It is a FREE concert, however, donations are very welcome.

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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