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Bebop Spoken There

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 Saturday December 16

Afternoon

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Evening

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

An Evening of Swing & Sparkle - National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL. 7:00pm. Tel: 0191 515 5555 (booking essential). £35.00. Rat Pack act, four course meal.

No Time for Jive - The Tannery, Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3QD. Tel: 01434 605537. 9:00pm. Free.

Lyndon Anderson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Snow Ball - St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Oakwellgate, Gateshead NE8 2AU. Tel: 0191 433 4699. 7:00pm. £19.00. Strictly Speakeasy (swing band) & Lindy jazz dance.

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

Friday, October 02, 2015

The Simon Spillett Quartet play the music of TUBBY HAYES! Ronnie Scott's Club, Sunday November 1.

(Press release)
Following on from their sell-out performance at Ronnie's in February, The Simon Spillett Quartet returns to Frith Street in November to once more perform the music of the ultimate British jazz legend, Tubby Hayes.
Led by tenor saxophonist Simon Spillett - winner of several accolades for his music, including Top Tenor in the British Jazz Awards, and latterly author of the definitive book on Tubby Hayes (The Long Shadow of The Little Giant), the quartet features pianist John Critchinson, a regular member of the Ronnie Scott group for over fifteen years, bass icon Dave Green, a player whose CV boasts such formidable names as Sonny Rollins and Coleman Hawkins and sui generis drummer Spike Wells, whose international career has seen him working with stellar jazz names including Johnny Griffin and Roland Kirk.
John, Dave and Spike all knew and worked with Tubby Hayes, with Spike a member of Tubby's big band and quartet from 1968 to 1973, lending a distinctly personal edge to this celebration.
The music played by this dynamic quartet will include themes written, arranged and associated with Hayes, including material from albums like The Jazz Couriers in Concert, Tubbs in New York and Mexican Green.
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1 comment :

Lance said...

Any chance of taking the show on tour?

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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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