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Bebop Spoken There

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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".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

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Postage

13,508 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 926 of them this year alone and, so far, 90 this month (July 27).

From This Moment On

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jakTar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Sunday, June 10, 2012

RIP Abram Wilson!

Tony Kofi has just posted the following on Facebook - "I just heard some really sad news that trumpet player and UK resident Abraham Wilson just passed. We didn't know each other very well on the music scene but it's always a shock to lose someone so talented and so young. R.I.P. dear brother and may you continue to inspire wherever you go."
Unbelievable! I first heard Abram at the Spice of Life playing alongside Denys Baptiste, Alexander Stewart and the Alex Webb Trio. I had a few words with him afterwards and he seemed a very friendly person. Sadly missed - already the Facebook tributes are pouring in.

2 comments :

Ace said...

Yes very sad indeed Lance. I also saw Abram for the first time at the Spice of Life last August performing his music about Philippa Schuyler. I've followed him since, this is a terrible bolt from the blue.

Shaune Eland said...

I am totally stunned by this news. I had the pleasure of working with Abram on four occassions over the past ten years the final time being three weeks ago at Bishop Auckland Town Hall with the Durham County Youth Big Band. Abram had so much energy and time for not just the young people but also the tutors. His playing sparkled on that evening and he educated the performers and audience on the traditions of jazz with such passion. A truly inspirational performer and educator.

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