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Bebop Spoken There

Gil Goldstein: "The first three days I was in Florida, I heard Jaco Pastorius play at a club in Fort Lauderdale, and then I heard Pat [Metheny] play in a class on jazz composition. My whole experience of the world changed in those three days." - (DownBeat, March 2020).


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".

Today Tuesday February 25



Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.


Jam session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. House trio: Dean Stockdale, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

A Roaring 20s Social - Durham Students' Union, Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AN. 7:30pm. £12.00.,£10.00. Music student, £8.00. DUJS member. A Durham University Jazz Society event. Open to all.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.


To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Zbigniew Namyslowski Quintet @ Jazz Café Posk.

When the word hit the street that the Zbigniew Namyslowski Quintet was appearing at London's Polish Jazz Café POSK it quickly became the hottest jazz ticket in town. Even up here in the frozen north (Newcastle) fans, remembering his early 1960's appearance at the then Polish owned New Orleans Jazz Club, contemplated heading south.

We left it too late and have only that treasured album - Lola - to cling to.

Fortunately, BSH is 'connected' down south and our man, Tomasz Furmanek, kindly sent me this fantastic set of photos by Monika S. Jakubowska. Tomasz who arranged the concert as part of his 'Tomasz Furmanek invites' series of concerts said that it was...a truly memorable night of music and musicality.

Tomasz also drew my attention to Richard Williams' review of the gig on Richard's blog The Blue Moment.
PS: If memory serves me right, The Globe, HQ of the Jazz Coop was, once upon a time, a Polish bar...

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