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Walter Trout: "I don't know why John Mayall put up with me for so long. But I've been sober for 32 years now, not a beer nor a joint," - (Blues Matters! Aug/Sep 2020)

Teddy Wilson: "Mildred Bailey was a much better singer than Billie [Holiday]." - (DownBeat August, 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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11,740 (and counting) posts since we started blogging just over 12 years ago. 880 of them this year alone and, so far, 17 this month (August 4).

Coming soon ...

August

Thursday 6: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free. OUTDOOR gig.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Roll on 2020

This coming October (11) sees the 100th anniversary of the birth of drummer Art Blakey. October (16) is also when he passed away 29 years ago. Needless to say, such a centennial is being remembered by a number of bands worldwide on record, on tour and, in this case, both.

Gaz Hughes has put together a line-up to die for - one that will surely do justice to Abdullah Ibn Buhaina (Art Blakey's adopted Muslim name).

As the above list of dates shows, the band are at Gosforth Civic Theatre on February 20 next year, put it in your diary now!
Lance.
CD Review to follow when available.

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