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Bebop Spoken There

Dee Dee Bridgewater: "We found out that the estate doesn't allow any lyrics to Coltrane's music" - (DownBeat April, 2020).


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".


In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.


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.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's South Shields.

Iain McCaulay (tmb), Derek Fleck (clt), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Ian Forbes (dms).
I must confess that this week I was somewhat remiss in not giving the music my full attention. This was because my old mate and drummer Bill Shaw was in the audience - our friendship dates back to schooldays and subsequently various bands and 'social occasions'. His lovely wife Mary was with him as was that fine guitarist George Gosling. I hadn't seen them for a number of years so needless to say the reminiscences flew back and forth to make for an enjoyable and nostalgic afternoon.
What I did hear was some fine trombone from Ian, depping for Herbie Hudson, and good vocals from Olive - "Jeepers Creepers" and "Mr Shane" (English translation) are two that made an impression.
So apologies all round but the music in the background did sound good and the atmosphere was lively.
Next week I shall sit with furrowed brow and stroke my hypothetical beard pausing only to say, at periodic intervals, "Yeah man!")

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