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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).

Evening

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Radio 3 Jazz News

Hugh C has brought to my attention some changes that are afoot at the BBC including the loss, or rather 'resting' to use the jargon, of two established jazz programmes - Jazz Now and Geoffrey Smith's Jazz.
Details of these changes can be found here.
Lance.
PS: Classical music coverage appears to be going to be increased - surprise, surprise.

4 comments :

Patti said...

No surprises here - we should be thankful that Jazz Record Requests stays alive though. It's a crumb of comfort, as they say. I was reminded of the Monty Python 'dead parrot' sketch - is this what 'resting' the programmes means?

Liz said...

We have lost loads of Jazz progs over the years, Garry Copley on a Sunday eve from Radio Leeds was cut ages ago from 2 hours to one. Remembering the good old Sunday afternoons on Radio 2...as usual we have seen /heard the best on sound radio.

Liz said...

Alan Dell being my all time fave!

Lance said...

All is not lost - Danny Farrell's Late Night Chicago Jazz is the best thing since Willis Conover's Voice of America broadcasts back in the 1950's/1960's. You can access it via the BSH LH column. It changes, I think, Thursdays. It's fantastic!

In that same LH column, there's also the Dutch-based Ville de Jazz. Some great sounds from there too.

And, of course, there's JAZZFM on your DAB radio.

Here's another thought, you could also play CDs that you've bought at a local record store near you - they aren't all on the banks of a Brazilian river (Amazon!)

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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.

Submissions for review

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