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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).

Coming soon ...

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, July 18, 2019

RIP Dave Wickins

Drummer Dave Wickins passed away a week today (July 11). Well respected as a drummer and educator I have to be honest that, I knew little of him in recent years. However, It was pointed out to me that I heard him with the Liam Noble Trio doing a Brubeck tribute back in 2010 at Gateshead Old Town Hall (see photo). Referring back to that March evening's review I note that I compared him with Joe Morello and he lost nothing by the comparision.

I also heard him in my pre-blog years at a concert with Kirk Lightsey at Caedmon Hall - also in Gateshead.

The respect he was held in is shown by this obituary on London Jazz News.Sadly missed.
Lance

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