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12,000 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 1140 of them this year alone and, so far, 87 this month (Oct. 27).

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OCTOBER

FRIDAY 30

Neil William & Ben Holland - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. Jazz standards from the 1920s & 30s.

SATURDAY 31

Alice Grace & Pawel Jedrzejewski - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. £10.00. Online booking (to book a table). Limited capacity. Alice & Pav join a multi-bill of entertainers (magician etc) to celebrate Prohibition Bar’s fifth anniversary. SOLD OUT!

Thursday, December 26, 2019

CDs of the Year (UK) - Lance

BATL Quartet - Live.
Chris Ingham Quartet - Stan.
Kim Cypher - Love Kim x.
Leo Richardson Quartet - Move.
O'Higgins & Luft - Play Monk & Trane.
Paul Booth - Travel Sketches.
Quentin Collins Sextet - Road Warrior.
Stan Sulzmann/Nikki Iles - Lush Life.
Tommaso Starace Harmony Less Quartet -Narrow Escape (cover not in collage).
Vasilis Xenopoulos - Dexterity.

These are my top ten UK CDs and I could easily have found many more. The standard this year has been absolutely amazing and, taking into acccount the relative populations of the UK and the USA who is not to say that, like climate change, jazz's polarity is also changing?

Certainly, in my early years of jazz listening we had many great players such as Tubbs, Ronnie, Kenny Baker, Don Rendell, Eddie Thompson and others. Apart from the above, few could cut it Stateside whereas now, there are guys in just about every major UK city who can throw their hat into the ring with confidence - not least the bands/guys mentioned above.
Lance.
PS: I use the term guys as gender neutral.

1 comment :

Kim Cypher (on F/b) said...

WOW, I am totally thrilled to be listed as one of the Top 10 CD's of the year by Bebop Spoken Here. I am in very good company alongside a rather impressive list of top musicians.

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