Total Pageviews

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)

Archive.

The Things They Say!

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.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Farewell Peter Wright

(By Brian Bennett)

Sad news indeed. I think bass player, Phil Smith, said it all about Pete quite succinctly: 

"Very saddened to hear of the passing of the trumpeter Peter Wright. Peter was a cornerstone of the northeast New Orleans jazz scene for decades. Always encouraging, he did so much to make me feel welcome when I first began sitting in with bands. He was a sensitive player and carried hundreds of tunes in his head. I never heard him play the same thing twice. It was an education and a privilege to play with this man. RIP Peter". 


The Vieux Carré Jazzmen were setting up for their weekly Thursday afternoon session at The Holystone when Liz Bacon arrived and told us the devastating news. It was a 'head-in-hands' moment for everyone in the band. We dedicated yesterday's session to Pete and his family. Liz played a few traditional spiritual/gospel numbers including 'Over in the Gloryland' and 'Royal Telephone'.

Sadly missed. 

Funeral details will be announced soon. 
Brian

No comments :

Blog Archive