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Dave Puddy: "Eventually we paid our entrance money [to Eel Pie Island] and fought our way to one of the many bars where we could buy our Newcastle Brown and retire to the back of the heaving dancefloor. There must have been lights somewhere, but my memory remains of being in some dark cavernous wonderland." - (Just Jazz July 2020)

Dave Rempis:Ten years from now, I can see musicians streaming concerts in real time and charging a minimal amount for people to watch.” - (DownBeat September 2013)

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Preview: Selma - BBC 2

Tonight (Friday) at 11:20pm on BBC 2 there is a timely screening of Selma (dir Ava DuVernay). Starring David Oyelowo as Dr Martin Luther King Jr., the 2014 Academy Award-winning film (Best Original Song) charts the 1965 civil rights' march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Carmen Ejogo plays Coretta Scot King, Oprah Winfrey is cast as Annie Lee Cooper, André Holland (seen recently in the Netflix series The Eddy) takes the part of Andrew Young* and Fred Gray is played by Cuba Gooding Jr.. Harry Belafonte**, Sammy Davis Jr., and Tony Bennett are seen in archive footage. The jazz interest lies in the fact that Jason Moran (pictured) composed the soundtrack. 

In 2017 Ambassador Andrew Young visited Newcastle University (some fifty years on from accompanying Dr King to Tyneside to receive an honourary doctorate) to attend the unveiling of Nigel Boonham's sculpture of Dr King.   

In 2007 Harry Belafonte spoke at a Make Poverty History event in King's Hall, Newcastle University. The hall was standing room only, it was quite an occasion.
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