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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 July 23

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood; Paul Grainger; Matt MacKellar.

Archipelago & J Frisco + Mark Williams Trio - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 8:00pm. £9.90.

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

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mick Shoulder's Swing Manouche included in latest Gypsy Jazz Top 20 album

Included amongst the tracks on the above album is Mick Shoulder's Swing Manouche. Well-known, not just in the northeast of England but now worldwide!
The Manouche track is a number titled Bossa For Zoe with Mick on lead and, assuming it's their regular lineup, Giles Strong on rhythm guitar along with Paul Edis (clarinet) and Paul Susans (bass).
Twenty cracking tracks by twenty different Hot Club ensembles and, I'm pleased to say, Mick Shoulder's Swing Manouche lose nothing by comparision with the other nineteen.
To find out more see the press release and check out the links:
Lance.

(Press release from Hot Club Records).
The DJANGO FESTIVAL series presents the very best of gypsy jazz today, top names in the genre together with new artists deserving wider recognition. Each volume in the DJANGO FESTIVAL series is a GYPSY JAZZ TOP 20 list recommended by Jon Larsen, guitar player and founder/producer of Hot Club Records.
The French gypsy jazz guitar player DJANGO REINHARDT (1910-1953) is by many considered the greatest guitarist of all times, and his music has become a genre of its own, gypsy jazz, jazz manouche, or simply Hot Club music. There are dedicated DJANGO FESTIVALS in more than 50 countries around the world, and every year hundreds of artists are recording new albums.

The best tracks from these are compiled, published and promoted by Hot Club Records in the DJANGO FESTIVAL series. Make sure to check out all twelve volumes in the series – 240 of the best gypsy jazz tracks of all times! Hot Club Records is always open to new talent in this genre – tip us via facebook about projects that should be released on HCR. Meanwhile, enjoy this panorama of gypsy jazz today!
Buy/listen via Hot Club Records.

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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