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Bebop Spoken There

Frank Zappa: “Those kids [US students] wouldn't know music if it came up and bit 'em on the ass.” – (DownBeat October 3, 1969).


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 Tuesday February 18



Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.


Acoustic Infusion w Ray Dales - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

Abbie Finn Trio - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB. Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations). Hexham Jazz Club.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.


To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Remembering Coley Mellett

On February 9 last year Coleman Mellett perished in the Buffalo air crash exactly a year ago along with his fellow passengers including friend and sax player Gerry Niewood.
Coley was married to singer Jeannie Bryson and the particular relevance to this site is that they met and became friends with Hilary and Zoe Gilby.
Jazz historian and friend Marla Klemen told Hilary about this article which appeared in yesterday's (Sept 9) Wall Street Journal. There is more here on an upcoming documentary. Also here.
Thank you so much Hilary for drawing my attention to this and my thoughts are with Jeannie, Marla and all who were close to a young talent cut down possibly before he reached his full potential.