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Bebop Spoken There

Lew Shaw (Syncopated Times' columnist): "My interest [at 95] is in classic jazz. The numbers aren't what they were 40 years ago, but I'm encouraged by the number of young musicians playing that style and the young audiences they attract." - (The Syncopated Times January 2021)

The Things They Say!

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

12,365 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 84 of them this year alone and, so far, 84 this month (Jan. 17).

Monday January 18

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUSAN TOBOCMAN & ANDY PANAYI.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Baghdaddies @ Hoochie Coochie January 17.

Nigel Kirkpatrick (tpt/vcl); Paul Ruddick (alt/vcl); Ziad Jabero (gtr/vcl/tmb); Paul Susans (bs gtr/vcls); Martin Douglas (dms/vcl).
The Baghdaddies are a zany, totally mad, quintet. They sell excitement, they sell fun and they can play - boy can they play!
Hoochie was crowded and so was the dance floor as bodies younger than mine gyrated in a manner akin to the more energetic Dervishes. As it was, my adrenalin was pumping somewhat faster than it does at most jazz gigs and this was a jazz gig even if the material was pseudo Balkan, mixed in with some Ska, Rock and Latin including a most unusual version of Keep Your Feet Still Geordie Hinny sung in "Albanian" over a South American rhythm.
However, amid all the hokum, it is Ruddick's searing alto blasts, Kirkpatrick's "no prisoners taken today" trumpeting, Jabero's guitar gusts, Susans' solid bass work with a few twirls thrown in (wonder he didn't tie himself up with the lead!) and Douglas' dynamic drum display that I took home with me.
Lance.

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