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Bebop Spoken There

Lew Shaw (Syncopated Times' columnist): "My interest [at 95] is in classic jazz. The numbers aren't what they were 40 years ago, but I'm encouraged by the number of young musicians playing that style and the young audiences they attract." - (The Syncopated Times January 2021)

The Things They Say!

Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

Postage

12,369 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 88 of them this year alone and, so far, 88 this month (Jan. 18).

Monday January 18

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUSAN TOBOCMAN & ANDY PANAYI.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Papa's Got A Brand New Haircut

I sensed tonight, in the Arms of Chillingham, was going to be different. Firstly Dave had had a haircut and trimmed his beard; an action which in itself was almost as revolutionary as pianist Barry playing bass guitar which he did very competently tonight. Secondly, that brilliant guitarist Mark Williams was once more on the stand and thirdly, I won the raffle; a CD of some moderate interest.
The band sounded good and got even better as the night progressed and sitters-in, sat in. These included Nicola on baritone sax (lovely big fat sound), Daniel on guitar, the inevitable David Carnegie - on piano tonight - and a guy called John, didn't catch his surname, on tenor who blew up an absolute storm on Quincy's"Killer Joe". David C and Daniel also went slightly crazy on this number.
Possibly the best session since I started dropping by.

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