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James Carter: "We played around with 'Nuages' and FUNKED it up, basically." - (DownBeat, September 2019).

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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 August 19

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.

Evening

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

International Jazz Day

Well, here we are - INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY! No doubt it will be celebrated throughout the jazz community but, will it be even noticed elsewhere? I have my doubts. Last month we had Wear a Hat Day, as well as International Pie Day and goodness, knows how many other bizarre celebrations. To us at BSH, every day is a 'jazz day'!

I can't recall seeing any of those wannabee comedians who present our early morning breakfast shows either wearing hats or eating pies so I'm not anticipating them to eulogise unduly over Binker and/or Moses. 

However, that is their loss. Newcastle's Jazz Coop is not only celebrating IJD but also, the fifth anniversary of the date when they bought the Globe pub - the consortium's HQ - and where they have since presented many gigs featuring both high profile names and outstanding local talent.

Tonight the festivities begin around 5:30pm with music, food, a jazz quiz and sets by the fabulous jazz guitar duo, James Birkett & Bradley Johnston, bebop band Budtet and a host of passing jammers - plus it's free (including the food!).

Sadly, I'll have to miss it as I'll soon be on the train to the Jazz FM awards down in London at Shoreditch Town Hall. Maybe I should conduct a survey with my fellow passengers and ask them if they are aware of the significance of the date?

"Ee yes, it's me grandaughters birthday!"

I'm sure that, no matter where you are, there will be something going on within the radius of a Buddy Bolden trumpet blast* just don't expect the media, other than Jazz FM, to tell you about it!

I hope I'm wrong!
Lance.
*Buddy Bolden's trumpet sound was said to be heard, on a clear night in New Orleans, over 20 miles away.

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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