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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

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".

'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

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).

Thursday, August 24, 2017

RIP John Abercrombie

One of the outstanding contemporary guitarists, John Abercrombie, passed away on Tuesday (August 22) age 72.
One of the mainstays of the ECM label, Abercrombie pushed the boundaries but rarely crossed them.
Jazz/Rock, fusion he could be tagged with any of the above labels whilst still maintaining his individuality.
BSH has reviewed several of his albums. The most recent one being Up and Coming of which our Hugh C wrote: The album as a whole has a laid-back, free-flowing groove engendered by Abercrombie's relaxed guitar style.  By his own admission, “I play less fast than I used to, less 'technical'”.
A fair assessment I'd say. Steve T, in a comment to that review, hinted that the guitar legend was having health problems. Steve's No. 1 son, Frances Tulip, took part in an Abercombie guitar master class.
The New York Times has posted an in depth obituary
Sadly missed.
Lance.

1 comment :

Sid White (on F/b) said...

Stellar guitar player.

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