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Dick Katz: "Carmen [McRae] would say some pretty caustic things but, so what? There aren't any people who don't talk caustically to each other at some time unless they're Mother Teresa." - (Lesley Gourse: Carmen McRae Miss Jazz - Billboard Books 2001, 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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11,772 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 912 of them this year alone and, so far, 49 this month (August 13).

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August

Saturday 15: Anth Purdy - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Purdy’s solo ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’ show. Limited capacity.

Thursday 20: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St. Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, 27 Sunniside Rd., Gateshead NE16 5NA. 8:30pm. Free.

Friday 21: Lindsay Hannon - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

NME Falls Off the Shelf!

Few jazz fans will shed tears at yesterday's announcement that NME will no longer publish a print edition after this coming Friday (March 9). Even in its early days (1952 +) - unlike its rival Melody Maker who left us in 2000 having jettisoned its illustrious past many years previous - NME had little jazz content and, after the trad bubble burst, none at all  (apart from this 1981 edition!).
Nevertheless, it is always sad to see one magazine less on the newsagent's stand. Soon the newsagents themselves will be gone leaving a street of hairdressers, takeaways, estate agents and opticians.
If the newsagent goes, what price on the opticians following?!
Lance

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