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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

12,365 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 84 of them this year alone and, so far, 84 this month (Jan. 17).

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Rainy Days and Tuesdays Always Get Me Down

I'm listening to Carmell Jones and Harold Land playing "I'm Gonna Go Fishin'", one of the many Harold Land tracks on Spotify. You don't hear Jones' name mentioned these days (he died in 1996) but he was a fine Clifford Brown inspired trumpet player who deserved to be given a lot more acclaim.
Harold Land too - he was a superb tenorman in the hard blowing Hank Mobley, early Trane style.
So, if I'm enjoying the music so much why am I letting Tuesdays get me down when it isn't raining?
Simple! since the River City Jazzmen booted their Tuesday session at Jesmond into touch there is absolutely no jazz in or around Newcastle on a Tuesday night apart from the monthly Schmazz sessions at the Cluny and it does hurt - even if you don't always go to a gig it's important to know it's there for you.
Jones/Land are now playing "Full Moon and Empty Arms" and that is just how I feel tonight!
Now must surely be the time for some enterprising band to kick something off.
Don't ask me who, where, or when though!
Lance.

1 comment :

Miles said...

Switch on to Radio 2 and listen to Billie Holiday.

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