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.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Djangologie @ The Cherry Tree

Emma Fisk (vln); Jim Birkett, Giles Strong (gtr); Mick Shoulder (bs).
Given the nature of the music it seemed appropriate that I started with something French. As L'escargot wasn't on the menu I opted for Bayonne Ham, Celeriac Remoulade and Artichoke Crisps with Mustard Dressing
C'est si Bon! but the band decided on Coquette.
This gave them a swingy start with Emma taking us from Jesmond to Montmartre with Messieurs Birkett, Strong and Shoulder in tow before being released to find their own way to the get together on the steps of La Sacre Coeur. 
Djangologie comprise four major ingredients - Emma, Jim, Giles and Mick - that blend together perfectly to re-create the feeling of 1930's Paris. The chef performed a similar miracle when he put together the Pan Fried Chicken Supreme, Heritage Mash, Wild Mushrooms and Red Wine to create a 21st century culinary Jesmond achievement. The dish was as satisfyingly tasteful as Emma playing J'attendrai.
The two guitarists were Maccaferried and, unlike the original Hot Club Quintet, swapped lead and solos mid number to great effect. Monsieur Bassman kept it all together and I can think of nothing better than listening to Minor Swing whilst devouring Blackberry Créme Brulee with Chocolate Shortbread - a recipe for contentment.
Lance. 

No comments :

Blog Archive