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Bebop Spoken There

Brian Carrick: "I contacted Max Jones of Melody Maker and offered to be his correspondent in the States, but I should have done what Ken Colyer had done, get a job on a ship and then jump ship in the States. So I didn't make it [to New Orleans] till 1973." - (Just Jazz May 1999)

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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".

COVID-19

In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

Today

As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Preview SSBB @ Hoochie Coochie

BSH has now clocked up 10,500 posts which is some kind of milestone (at times a millstone) and of which we are very proud. The actual post number 10,000 arrived around about Xmas 2018 which actually coincided with a review of Strictly Smokin' Big Band's Xmas Special at Hoochie Coochie. To be honest, it was probably post number 9,987 or thereabouts but, that's close enough for jazz!

So, as we head towards post number 11,000 it seems appropriate that SSBB should once more take centre stage.

Michael Lamb's powerhouse band's gigs at HC are never just mere gigs, leader Lamb invariably has an ace or two up his sleeve. Either a top class vocalist or instrumentalist to add to the team or, as is the case this coming Sunday (tomorrow) three top-class vocalists - Alice Grace, Jennifer Davies and Carly McKee. Add some new arrangements and a host of the area's top players standing (sitting) like 'greyhounds in the slips'* straining to get up and blow. As ever, Hoochie's the only game in town. 
Lance
*  Henry V, Act 4, Scene 3.
Strictly Smokin' Big Band - Hoochie Coochie,  54 Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. 4:00pm (doors), 5:30pm (on stage). Sunday, June 23. £10.00.

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