Total Pageviews

Bebop Spoken There

Avishai Cohen (trumpet): "This is my main thing right now: Live in the here and now, take things one day at a time. I'm stopping everything I can, and stripping everything to the bone. I'm spending a lot of time listening to music, playing, going for walks, enjoying my kids." - (DownBeat June 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)

Archive.

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".

Today

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.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Virgins are at it again.

More apologies for the delay in posting comments and answering Emails but The Net has been down yet again in my little corner of the planet - thank you Mr Branson - not!
(I've been told that planets do not have corners unless you're a member of the FES so I'll change it to 'neck of the woods'.)
-----
Good news, however, is that subscribers to Jazz Journal International are now receiving their copies of the re-launched publication and selected shops should soon have theirs - watch this space.
-----
More good news - RUTH LAMBERT struts her stuff at the Highfield Hotel, East Rainton, this Sunday (May 10). Paul Edis and Andy Champion complete the triumverate. The bad news is that, after this gig, the jazz sessions at the venue will be monthly (last Sunday in the month). So please show your support - you did it for Tony K and Julian S - do it for Ruth, Paul and Andy. And it's free...
-----
Mention of Ruth prompts me to draw attention to last night's rehearsal/recital by Ruth and the Customs House Big Band at the New Crown in South Shields. The eternal teenageric Ruth was in fine voice - her smoky take on "Black Coffee" is up there with Peggy's whilst "Mambo Italiano" was inspired by George's Auntie Rosemary.
As for the big band, if you get the chance, cast an ear to their workout on an arrangement of Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band's "High Maintenance" - a groover was how CHBB's leader Peter Morgan described it - he was right! Next New Crown session Tuesday June 2 (I think).
-----
I've got a soft spot for vocal groups - The Boswell Sisters, The Andrews Sisters, The Four Freshmen, The Mills Brothers and Manhattan Transfer...Click here for their version of "Blue Champagne".
Lance.
PS: Liz might like this (see comments).

3 comments :

Liz said...

Loved that " Blue Champagne" Lance,I had forgotten how good Manhattan Transfer was. The Ink Spots were another great vocal group & a fave of mine. I recently got to thinking about Les Paul & Mary Ford, my dad & I used to listen to them "How High the Moon" springs to mind.
Liz

Lance said...

Les Paul is, I believe, still performing live age 94.

Liz said...

Thanks for the memory, as Mr Hope used to say..How unique was that Lance? and innovative at that time.
Liz

Blog Archive