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Michael Dease: "Slide [Hampton] is also one of the people to expand the range of the horn, so he's popping out high Fs like they're breakfast cereals." - (JazzTimes Oct. 2019).

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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 Saturday October 19

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Dave O'Higgins Masterclass - Hurworth Grange, Hurworth Road, Hurworth, Darlington DL2 2BN. 12 noon - 2:00pm. £20.00. A Jazz Blowers' event, places limited. Details: www.jazzblowers.co.uk

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Central Methodist Church, 21 Cockton Hill Rd., Bishop Auckland DL14 6EN. 2:00pm. £4.00. A memorial concert in memory of Gavin Belton.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 5:45pm. Screening of Stanley Nelson's documentary film (2019, cert. 15, 1hr 55mins).

Evening

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Blues/Funk/Soul

Teresa Watson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Gigs/CDs of the Year coming shortly...

It's that time of year again when we ask you to send your favourite gigs and CDs of 2018.
Look forward to your lists. Either add them as a comment or email me.
Lance.

6 comments :

Russell said...

Gig of the Year: Mingus Big Band - Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender
CD of the Year: Jo Harrop - Songs for the Late Hours

Peter said...

CDs of the year
Flat Earth Society: Untitled #0
AKA Moon: Now
Roberto Ottaviano: Eternal Love

Gig of the Year: Enemy at Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Roly said...

Two great gigs -
Graeme Wilson Quartet (CD launch) at Jazz Café.
Mick Shoulder Quintet at Blaydon in November.

Christoph said...

CD of the year
Johannes Enders: Endorphin
Julian Siegel Quartet: Vista
New York Standard Quartet; Heaven Steps to Seven

Steve T said...

Like the sound of that: Heaven Steps to Seven; I'll presumably be needing one of those.

Very difficult this year; difficult to get down to ten, and had I left it til tomorrow, it would have likely changed:

10. Triptych @ Fox, Hexham, 11th Sept.
9. Seun Kuti @ Sage, Gateshead, 2nd May.
8. Kamasi Washington @ Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 6th May.
7. Tower of Power @ Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 6th May.
6. Zappatistas @ Pizza Express, Soho, 31st Aug.
5. Nigel Kennedy @ Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 5th May.
4. Francis Tulip Quartet @ Globe, Newcastle, 5th Aug.
3. RNCM plays Zappa @ Manchester Met, 30th Nov.
2. Zakir Hussain/ Dave Holland/ Chris Potter @ Edinburgh Jazz Festival, 22nd Aug.
1. Stanley Clarke @ London Jazz Festival, 20th Nov.

Tony Eales said...

Top ten gigs of the year

1) Mass in Blue - Will Todd - Durham Cathedral
2) Skeltr - Durham Jazz Festival
3) Jazz across Europe 4 - GIJF
4) The Sun Ra Arkestra - GIJF
5) James Morrison - Wigan Jazz Festival
6) James Morrison - Durham Gala Brass Festival
7) Jo Harrop - Ushaw Jass Festival
8) Stan Sulzmann's Neon Orchestra- Scarborough Jazz Festival
9) Mingus Big Band - Middlesborough Jazz Weekender
10) Sue Ferris Trio - Opus 4, Darlington

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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