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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.

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Jazz in Jarrow - Just for the record














So there I was mooching around Jarrow's Viking Shopping Centre - the outlook was decidedly blue, what to do? what to do? what to do? Circumstances decreed I'd be unable to get to the DJAZZ Festival in Durham and the opening of the heavens decreed that mooching was no longer an option. As it has done on many more serious occasions, the Sally Army came to the rescue. I scuttled into their local charity shop seeking shelter and succour and what did I find?

A stand that's full of vinyl or what we older folks refer to as LPs. And there, amidst the usual dross of Jim Reeves, Max Bygraves and Mantovani were the two albums pictured!



At £1.50 a shot I didn't hesitate - there may have been other jazz moochers around - but plonked my money down and went on my way rejoicing.

The Red Allen album, recorded in 1957, has such all-time greats as Coleman Hawkins, J.C.Higginbotham, Buster Bailey, Marty Napoleon, Everett Barksdale, Lloyd Trotman and Cosy Cole. For those who think Shaw and Goodman were the pinnacles of clarinet playing check out Buster Bailey.

The Garner album is less exciting having a brass section augmenting the trio but when the pianist is given his freedom he shines as only he can.

Talking about shining - it had stopped raining when I left!
Lance

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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