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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).

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Mo Scott Trio @ SummerTyne Americana - July 20

Mo Scott (vocals); Gary Dunn (guitar); Neil Harland (double bass)

Typical, weeks of unbroken sunshine then on the first day of this year's SummerTyne Americana Festival it rained. Not much but, with electrics on the outdoor Jumpin' Hot Club stage, it necessitated a switch indoors to Sage Gateshead's riverfront concourse.
As a rule, Bebop Spoken Here doesn't follow or report on all things Americana, however, there are exceptions. One such is blues shouter par excellence Mo Scott. Not that this was a blues set, far from it, with Mo tailoring her set to the Americana theme.  
Accompanying Mo were bassist Neil Harland and guitarist Gary Dunn, two first call musicians and long-time associates of our vocalist. The ten-gallon Stetsons sat, and stood, right across the concourse as Mo held them rapt. Ry Cooder's Borderline (Mo at pains to say just how good the American is), the Neville Brothers' Yellow Moon with Gary Dunn impressing the cowpokes, and to close an all too short set, Muddy Waters' Blow Wind Blow
Americana is up and running. If you're yet to get your tickets for Davina and the Vagabonds (Saturday, 10:30pm) don't delay, it'll be one of the gigs of the year!    
Russell

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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