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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.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Ushaw Jazz Festival - The Weekend in Pictures

Following on from the weekend's fantastic jazz festival at Ushaw College, I've created a photo album using pics from Malcolm Sinclair, Brian Ebbatson, Russell and myself and covering all 13 concerts.

Hopefully, this will serve as a memento of a weekend that was blessed by, not only glorious weather but jazz from across the board that, somehow, managed to please just about everyone.

Hats off to Paul Edis and his team - carve their names with pride. Their portraits should be hanging alongside the paintings of the past Presidents and former alumni, that adorn the walls - the same walls that also, for once a year only,  display Tony Eales' Jazz Alley collection of memorabilia.

The Saturday previous it was the Newcastle Jazz Festival held in the Tyne Brewery. This weekend it was the majestic splendour of Ushaw College.  Worlds apart architecturally but musically, they couldn't have been closer.
Lance

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