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Bebop Spoken There

Neil Hopper, House of the Black Gardenia: "We had the idea when we first started that we would be like Tuba Skinny or something, but that didn't really suit us." - (NARC 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".

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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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OCTOBER

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!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The People's Kitchen Christmas Bash! Monday December 16

 Don Forbes put together a few musicians to play a short set at this event.
Don Forbes - Trumpet; John Rowlands - Tenor; Rachel Richmond - Alto; Jude Murphy - Alto and Vocals; Dave Parker - Bass; Peter Ninnim - Drums.
This was one of the most unusual gigs the writer had ever attended! The Band set up on the pavement, (pleased I remembered the drum mat) there was no electricity so no mikes, and the happy noise of the trains thundering overhead as they came out of Manors reminded me of the old pictures of street bands in Chicago! The crowd eventually got into the music and the applause was really building by the end.
The band started with Alfie's Theme by Sonny Rollins and included amongst other things a great version of Scotch and Water  written for the Cannonball Adderley Sextet by Joe Zawinul;  Nostalgia on Times Square by Charles Mingus; Billy Taylor's I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free and Benny Golson's Are You Real? recorded notably by the Jazz Messengers'.
The sound was surprisingly good bouncing off the underside of the bridge and the two man rhythm section worked well together and could hear the horns well; here's to next year!
Peter Ninnim.

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