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Bebop Spoken There

Brian Carrick: "I contacted Max Jones of Melody Maker and offered to be his correspondent in the States, but I should have done what Ken Colyer had done, get a job on a ship and then jump ship in the States. So I didn't make it [to New Orleans] till 1973." - (Just Jazz May 1999)


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.

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Sage Gateshead Jazz Festival Preview - Voice of the North Jazz Orchestra w. Jason Yarde.

Already there is a buzz about this years Festival - the sixth - that wasn't there this early in previous years. On my recent trip to London several people mentioned it to me which bodes well.
The concert previewed here is a truly mouth watering combination. Those who recently saw Jason Yarde with the VOTNJO at Darlington will know what to expect. For those that didn't, such as myself, I can't wait. Directed and conducted by John Warren who supplies much of their repertoire the band contains a lot of the north-east's big hitters such as Lewis Watson, Paul Edis, Andy Champion et al. Add Jason Yarde and it is a recipe for musical success of the very highest calibre.
Jason Yarde, you may remember, played a major role in the Thelonious Monk Town Hall Project presented at the Sage last year - or was it the year before? Whatever, it was a night to rememember and not least because of Jason's alto solos.
Voice of the North Jazz Orchestra with Jason Yarde. Sat Mar. 27 Hall Two. 6:00 pm. £7.
Tickets for all concerts from The Sage Box Office, or by telephone 0191 4434661, or online
PS: There's a Festival preview in the March edition of The Crack.

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