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Hugh Masekela: “I advise every kid to check out their past because without a past you are in limbo.” (Songlines December 2017)

Leo Richardson: “I think your image is really important. You look at those old Blue Note recordings and you look at the liner note, the booklet and they’re in the studio and they’re wearing shirt and ties. They used to wear suits all the time.” – (Jazzwise December 2017/January 2018)

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 them all 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

Today Friday December 15

Afternoon

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz Café Christmas Party - Jazz Café. 8:00pm. Julija Jacenaite & Alan Law (8:00pm), Mo Scott Band (9:00pm). £10.00. (£8.00. advance).

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regent Farm Road, Gosforth NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 7:30pm. First night of two. A guaranteed sellout.

Kentucky Cowtippers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Ray Dales - Traveller’s Rest, West Auckland Road, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:30pm. £8.00.

The Standards - Bar Loco, Leazes Park Road, Newcastle NE1 4PG. 7:00pm. Free. South American band playing a Greenpeace benefit.

CoSYJO - Washington Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington NE38 8AB. Tel: 0191 561 3455. 7:00pm. £6.00. (£4.00. concs.). CoSYJO (City of Sunderland Youth Jazz Orchestra).

Smokin’ Spitfires - Platform 1, Station Street, Bedlington NE22 7JW. Tel: 01670 828808. 7:00pm. £5.50. Enhanced line-up (The Mighty Smokin’ Spitfires) with David Blakey (trumpet) & Lloyd Howell (drums).

Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.

Sophie Armstrong: Jazz at Christmas - Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Eastern Lane, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1AJ. Tel: 01289 330999. 7:30pm. £13.00.

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

Monday, October 28, 2013

Zoe Gilby, a rising start of the British jazz scene, presents her eagerly awaited third album ‘Twelve Stories’ at the Dacre Hall, Lanercost.

Rising star Zoe Gilby brings her versatile jazz vocals and  her outstanding band to the Dacre Hall, Lanercost on December 7th at 7.30pm as she embarks upon the launch tour for her new album, the third to date, Twelve Stories.   
Having played the Koktebel Jazz Festival, Ukraine and the Feng Qing Ju Zhou International Jazz Festival in Changsha City, China Zoe returns to the UK for her Twelve Stories launch tour.
The tour takes in the cities of Newcastle, Manchester, Norwich, London and Bristol so it’s a real honour to have Zoe and her band play in Lanercost.
The album features tracks composed by Zoe as well as from some of her favourite composers. Her influences are many, and include Carmen McRae, Nancy Wilson, Sheila Jordan and Roberta Gambarini, and her music features contemporary material from composers such as Pink Floyd through to Kate Bush as well as superb interpretations from the Great American Songbook.
Zoe will be joined by double bassist Andy Champion, guitarist Mark Williams.
Dacre Hall, Lanercost, nr Brampton – Sat Dec 7that  7.30pm
Tickets: £8 available from Brampton Post Office or call David Gosling on 016977 41829
“Deserves wider recognition and a major record deal. An excellent CD. Courtney Pine BBC Radio 2
 “A Wonderful CD” Sheila Jordan
“ Her new CD is a one that will surely see her move into the first division of jazz singers”
Schmazz  @ The Cluny
“Sparkling debut by an exuberant singer whose lively personality comes across on every track. Sheer enjoyment throughout.” Jazz UK Magazine
“An impressive performance from a sophisticated young singer. Her voice has real character. Powerfully sultry and expertly handled” Jazz Journal International
To find out more and listen to Zoe use the following links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujd3n2Fwc08          

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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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