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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

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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).

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Preview: The Remi Harris Trio @ The Jazz Café - Wednesday May 2

(Preview by Russell)
This Wednesday (May 2nd) there is a long overdue appearance on Tyneside by the astonishingly talented guitarist Remi Harris. Largely self-taught, Worcestershire based Harris is just about at the halfway point of a lengthy tour of Britain and Ireland. The ‘Gypsy jazz’ or ‘Hot Club’ label is all too easy to append to Harris but there is more to him than that. Harris is indeed a fine exponent of all things ‘Hot Club’ and he’s got the ‘been there, done that’ t-shirt from Samois sur Seine. Countless concerts throughout Britain, a spot at the Montreal Jazz Festival, a long haul trip to Australia, CDs, radio and television appearances, Remi Harris has an impressive CV, all this before turning thirty!

At the age of seven Remi’s father helped him learn the rudiments and, in a few short years, he was playing gigs with school mates The Beatles were an early influence, similarly Chuck Berry and Jimi Hendrix. In his late teens, jazz grabbed Remi’s attention and by the age of 22 was able to give up a part-time job in a music shop, since when he’s made a living playing guitar. Year after year Remi is highly placed in the British Jazz Awards’ polls and his affinity with the great jazz guitarists - Django, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery - makes him an attractive proposition for promoters and accessible to audiences wherever he goes. Remi started his 2018 tour on home ground at Yardbird Arts Club in Eardiston, Worcestershire and will draw to a close in June in Ireland. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Remi Harris in concert at Newcastle’s Jazz Café this Wednesday, May 2. Remi will be joined by ace rhythm guitarist Caley Groves and long-time musical associate, bassist Mike Green. It’s an eight o’clock start with doors at seven. Admission on the door is £12. It’s about time we Tynesiders got the opportunity to hear Remi Harris on our doorstep. This is it, let’s take it.
Russell

1 comment :

Lance said...

The Remi Harris album - In On The 2 - was one of my 'CDs of the Year' in 2017. Highly recommended.

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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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