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Clare Teal: "If you're brought up in a working-class family, you haven't got money for records so everything you get hold of, you treasure, learn to love, and I loved those Ella tapes." - (Radio Times 23-29 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".

Wednesday January 27

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KYRIAKI PANTELIDOU & RAY CARLESS

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12,399 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 118 of them this year alone and, so far, 118 this month (Jan. 25).

Monday, August 08, 2016

Jazz Co-op @ The Globe: The Mark Williams Trio: August 6

Mark Williams (guitar); John Pope (bass); Russ Morgan (drums)
(Review by Ann Alex/photo from archives)
Another brief report, and my excuse, this time, is that I had to leave early as I’d been working hard at the Globe Summer Workshop that day. Perhaps I’ll get sacked from BSH for lackadaisickalness, but I can’t be, because there’s no such word.

The band started fast and loud and well on the money, as Russell would say, with what I’d call a wall of sound from the drums, fast full drumming which makes sense and is magically well skilled. Mark was soon up at the dusty end of the guitar with high notes, solos from guitar and bass, playing an original, but I didn’t catch the name.  Then came Keep Me In Mind, a contrasting smooth strong tune, brushed drums, riffs of The Girl From Ipanema and then some hand-drumming from Russ.   Chic Corea’s Windows followed, a tricky tune with a drum solo, then a mellow meditative slow tune, Old Folks. And alas I wanted more but I would have been too tired to appreciate the second set, so off I  reluctantlywent.  Well done lads!

Ann Alex

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