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Bebop Spoken There

John McDonough (reviewing Bright Red Dog’s In Vivo): “When you improvise on nothing, that’s what you get”. - DownBeat August 2021

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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'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

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

Wed 28: Ragtime Rewind Swing Band @ Assembly Rooms, 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET. 9:20pm. £8.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event (www.durhamfringe.co.uk).

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).

Friday, November 02, 2012

John Edwards @ King’s Hall. November 1

Improvising double bassist John Edwards visited Newcastle University to play a solo set in the popular lunchtime concert series in King’s Hall. Edwards is no stranger to fans of improvised music on Tyneside having played countless gigs for Jazz North East. This midweek performance introduced the prolific bass virtuoso to a wider audience. Edwards chose to perform one piece across forty five minutes drawing on his solo CD Volume and other works in progress. He deployed familiar extended techniques to create a constantly shifting canvas. Broad brush, palette knife, filigree detail, layer upon layer, Edwards’ sound world revealed itself to the listener. Mallet, bow, found objects - all were used to sketch an image, then another and another. Edwards worked hard, dripping sweat, massaging sweat on to and in to the body of the instrument, smearing a resinous sound, then lost in the ether.
Russell                                    

1 comment :

Andy Isham said...

John always gives it his all. He's amazing.

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