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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

12,369 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 88 of them this year alone and, so far, 88 this month (Jan. 18).

Tuesday January 19

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICK SIMPSON.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Homage to Mark Murphy - R.I.P

Listening to Mark Murphy helped me cope with life's vicissitudes during my salad days it's true. Mature but I'm still beguiled. 
I have been privileged to be amongst consummate musicians for the afterglow following one of his performances (Pete Churchill, Nikki Iles, Norma Winstone...). By way of a eulogy I intend to put my antiquated derriere on a seat as many times as I can to keep jazz alive in his memory.
Looking back I note from my journal that, at the gig at Pizza on the Park, Pete Churchill was on piano with bass, drums and percussion (sorry no names).  Mark sang Again as an encore + Imagination and Pure Imagination from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
For the ticket price of £16 I was able to stay for both sets. A waiter gave me a centre table to myself (I think he thought I was a lottery winner. That evening I thought I was too!)
Dee Linnell.
PS: Cover of CD purchased as a souvenir. 
(Editor: Original post.)

1 comment :

Tom Henderson (on F/b) said...

Sorry to hear about Mark Murphy, Worked with him at Greys Club & Tyne Tees TV. Great Guy!

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