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Today Sunday June 16

Birthday wishes to Steve H.

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

Alice Grace & Ben Helm - Bonbar, Fenkle St., Newcastle NE1 5XU. Tel: 0191 232 8695. 1:30pm.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free.

Blues/Funk/Soul

The Panthers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Sour Mash Trio - The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 5:00pm. Free.

Evening

Customs House Big Band - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES. Tel: 0191 454 1234. 6:00pm. £13.00. ‘Swing on a Summer’s Evening’. The band’s 20th anniversary concert.

East Coast Jazz Jam - The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 6:00pm. Free.

Gerry Richardson Quartet - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. ( (£3.00. student).

DU Jazz Soc jam session - Fabio’s Bar, Saddler St, Durham DH13NP. Tel: 0191 383 9290. 7:30pm. Free.

Francis Tulip Quartet - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Line-up: Francis Tulip (guitar); Ben Lawrence (piano); John Pope (bass); Matt MacKellar (drums)

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

Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Cookers, Cécile & the blues...all night long

(Preview by Russell)

There's a good helping of jazz 'n' blues on TV and radio this week. Tonight at ten o'clock on ITV there is a one hour programme - Bublé - featuring the said Micky Bubbles backed by a 36-piece orchestra. Of particular interest to regular BSH readers is a promised duet with Cécile McLorin Salvant (singing La Vie en Rose). The show will be repeated next Friday (April 26) at 10:45pm. Best to watch it this evening because on Friday over on BBC 4 you'll have the blues all night long...

From nine o'clock on Friday it's blues all the way. John Lee Hooker: the Boogie Man is an 'in-his-own-words' documentary about the legendary Mississippi bluesman. Some of the usual talking heads contribute including Van the Man, Keef and Bonnie Raitt. Talking of Mr Richards, at 10:00pm The Rolling Stones at the BBC is a repeat of a 2012 programme which, at the time, included previously unseen footage from Top of the Pops
Blues and Beyond with Cerys Matthews and Val Wilmer follows at ten with broadcaster Matthews teaming up with esteemed writer and photographer (of dozens of jazz and blues greats*) Wilmer. It's a repeat but this is one occasion when it's a most welcome opportunity to see it again. The final programme of the evening - Blues at the BBC - is yet another repeat (starting at a quarter to midnight), however, alongside archive material of Slowhand, Freddie King and others, there is the rarest of rare film of Son House! 

Tune in to Radioland tonight (the pictures are better), Radio 2, 10:00pm, to listen to The Swing and Big Band Show with Clare Teal. At eleven it's Jools Holland (Radio 2) with an 'in-session' set from Cedric Burnside. The grandson of RL Burnside recently gave a terrific, down home, electric country blues performance at Cluny 2 in Newcastle.  

Easter Monday - clear the decks! First, Huey Morgan sits in for Cerys Matthews on The Blues Show (Radio 2, 9:00pm) then retune to Radio 3 (11:00pm) to catch Jazz Now. The Cookers - that's David Weiss' NYC-based super group - feature in a live set presented by Soweto Kinch. Sharing the stage with trumpeter Weiss will be Eddie Henderson (trumpet), Donald Harrison (alto sax), Billy Harper (tenor sax), Danny Grissett (piano), Essiet Essiet (bass) and drummer Victor Lewis.  

Tuesday (Radio 2, 9:00pm) it's The Jazz Show with Jamie Cullum. Always worth a listen, this week particularly so, with Jean Toussaint talking jazz with Cullum. Finally, on Friday (April 26) there's another radio repeat. Friday Night is Music Night (Radio 2, 8:00pm) was recorded in 2017 at Billingham's Forum Theatre. Madeline Bell, Anthony Strong, Joe Stilgoe and others are joined by the BBC Concert Orchestra to perform classic arrangements by Gordon Goodwin, Stan Kenton, Nelson Riddle and others. So, some good viewing and listening during the week but don't forget to get out and about - as the MU says: Keep Music Live!

Those lucky enough to be part of last night's sold out Strictly Smokin' Big Band Great Day in Harlem concert at Gosforth Civic Theatre will, no doubt, want to see yet more evocative images of some of the truly great characters of jazz and blues.     
Russell.
Link to Hugh's comment.

2 comments :

Lance said...

Thanks for the listings Russell - seems like the BBC are covering their backs and replacing their jazz content with more blues. To each his own...

Hugh said...

Perhaps this might tick some "jazz" boxes:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2019/jazz-625

:-)

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