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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.

Friday, December 21, 2018

CD Review: Jorge Nila - Tenor Time

Jorge Nila (tenor); Dave Stryker (guitar); Mitch Towne (organ); Dana Murray (drums).
(Review by Lance).
A gem but...
A relatively unknown tenor player, at least in the UK, paying tribute to Gordon, Mobley, Rollins, Shorter, Stitt, Henderson and others may seem to be an unlikely buy for anyone living outside of Nila's native Omaha. However, this would be to do a grave injustice to a fine saxman and a sound trio who dig in in the best tenor/organ tradition. 

An album like this is, of course, a multi-edged sword. There will always be those who never look back. Dudes who flunked History at school. There's also those who've never looked forward - geeks who were always top of the class in History. Not only did they know the date of the Battle of Wherever but they also knew the time of day it took place.
So, when you get a disc like this, it's best to just sit back and let the music envelope and surround you. Forget about the past or the future. Nila's his own man, no cloning, he interprets them as he hears them. Yes, he's listened to and appreciated Dex, Hank and the others but that's as far as it goes, when the money's down he's in the driving seat and drive he can.

With Towne on organ, Stryker on guitar and Murray providing the pulse, let's dream that someday they will be playing at a joint near you. In the meantime...
Lance.
Tracks: Fried Bananas (Dexter Gordon); Soul Station (Hank Mobley); On a Misty Night (Tadd Dameron); Infant Eyes (Wayne Shorter); Rocket Love (Stevie Wonder); Inner Urge (Joe Henderson); The Everywhere Calypso (Sonny Rollins); The Eternal Triangle (Sonny Stitt); Our Miss Brooks (Harold Vick).

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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