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Bebop Spoken There

Jeremy Pelt: "I'm so much into melodies and into sound, and the presence of sound, that I don't necessarily want to try to play in between the cracks of a note." - (DownBeat November 2020)

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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".

Postage

12,000 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 1140 of them this year alone and, so far, 87 this month (Oct. 27).

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IT IS ADVISABLE TO CHECK IN ADVANCE WITH THE VENUE THAT THE GIG IS ON.

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 29

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Abbie Finn Trio - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity (upstairs). It’s Abbie’s birthday!

Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00-10:00pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish.

FRIDAY 30

Neil William & Ben Holland - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. Jazz standards from the 1920s & 30s.

SATURDAY 31

Alice Grace & Pawel Jedrzejewski - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. £10.00. Online booking (to book a table). Limited capacity. Alice & Pav join a multi-bill of entertainers (magician etc) to celebrate Prohibition Bar’s fifth anniversary. SOLD OUT!

Friday, August 17, 2012

CD Review - Sector7: The EP

Sarah Ellen Hughes, Emma Smith, Kwabena Adjepong, Shaka Phillip (vcls); George Moore (pno); Tim Thornton (bs); Andy Chapman (dms).
(Review by Lance.)
What a delight! Vocal groups of this calibre are few and far between and, in this country, Sector 7 are probably unique.
The brainchild of Sarah Ellen Hughes, who arranged 4 of the 5 pieces, Sector 7 came together to act as a backing group for Ms Hughes who candidly admits she'd got together a group of singers who were better than her! I wouldn't necessarily go along with that modest assessment but certainly all four are of comparable standard and, most importantly, compatible.
Gershwin's But Not For Me and Chick Corea's Spain, are pure Lambert/Hendricks/Ross which is praise at the very highest level whilst Stevie Wonder's Super Woman, Silje Nergaard's Be Still My Heart and She's Like The Swallow - which is actually a rather beautiful Newfoundland folk song arranged by Kwabena Adjiepong - owe their allegiance to no one other than.the perps.
Only complaint is the EP length as opposed to CD - I wanted more - much more!
Fortunately, more will be heard live when the group do an 18 date tour starting at the Scarborough Jazz Festival on Sept. 30 and culminating at The Sage, Gateshead on Dec. 14.
Sector7: The EP available now - www.sector7.org.uk. www.saysorecords.com.
Lance.

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