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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)

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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".

COVID-19

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.

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, February 20, 2012

Ex Extreme - Splinter @ The Bridge (Hotel). Sunday Feb. 19


Pete Tanton (tpt); Mark Williams (gtr); Stuart Collingwood (pno); Stuart Davies (bs); Steve Wall (dms).
I've given up on sanitising audience numbers by saying it was a select gathering. The few that turned out tonight weren't "selected" but came because they wanted to hear some good music!
There should have been more - many more.
To the music.
Bebop with a contemporary feel, Calypso rhythms, jazz rock - this line-up could play for England if it wasn't for the fact that one of the players was Irish (Mark Williams) and another American (Pete Tanton)!
No point in highlighting any one individual - all chipped in with solos that ranged from very good to awesome. The compositions too were first class. Tanton's , Barbados - not to be confused with the Charlie Parker tune of the same name - Collingwood's Nautical, Davies' Double Bubble and William's Booze Blues just some of the attention grabbing pieces that drew the maximum applause from the minimal audience.
Hang your head in shame those of you who stayed away - you missed a good one.
Lance.

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