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David Binney: "In this age, we musicians need to do anything we can to make a living, and ninety-nine percent of us will have to do a wide variety of things." - (Jazz Times May 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.

Until July 21

Today Monday July 15

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (See above).

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Mnozil Brass: Cirque - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 0300 266 600. 7:30pm. £23.00. (£19.00. concs.). A Durham Brass Festival event.

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

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

CD Review: Larry Corban - Emergence

Larry Corban (guitar); Harvie S (bass); James Weidman (piano); Steve Williams (drums) + Jerry Bergonzi (tenor sax - 4/8 tracks).
(Review by Lance).

Corban is, without a doubt, one of today's finest fretters. A Gibson man, he tells the world what an L-5 is capable of with fluent clear solos, drawing on past Gibsonians such as Barney Kessel and Johnny Smith, bringing it up to date with ne'er a glance at Leo Fender.

Surrounded by NYC A-Listers such as the curiously named Harvie S on bass, tenor legend Bergonzi on four out of the eight tracks blowing like there is no tomorrow. Weidman, Williams, and Harvie who, independently operate as the Aperturistic Trio, lay down a foundation as solid as any that a guy like Bergonzi could wish for - Corban too.
Harvie is featured on Never Let Me Go. Beautiful solo. Corban follows on with some lyrical playing of his own.

It's a lovely album but, as Steve T remarked when reviewing another CD, who's going to buy it? The market these days for hard copy is undoubtedly at gigs/concerts.

I remember when I'd buy tickets for a concert because I'd heard the band on record and wanted to see them live. Now you read about the band, check them out on YouTube then buy a ticket and, if you've enjoyed the concert, and had enough money left after buying a drink(s)/programme, buy the album.

As Corban may not have any immediate plans for touring the UK then the options are reversed so get your digital stylus out and buy it - you won't regret it!
Lance.
Sea of Fire; Table Steaks; Observer Effect; Soon to Be; Never Let Me Go; On the Fly; Non-Determinism; You and the Night and the Music.

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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