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Bebop Spoken There

Brian Harvey: "The exciting day arrived and we [as under age school boys] snuck into the [pub's] rehearsal room, sat awkwardly to attention on hard chairs in a row facing the band and heard our first - very loud - live jazz. What an occasion that was - we even drank beer because we understood that's what jazz people did and that's what the band were drinking." - (Just Jazz June 2020)

Dave Rempis:Ten years from now, I can see musicians streaming concerts in real time and charging a minimal amount for people to watch.” - (DownBeat September 2013)


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".


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.

Monday, April 06, 2020

Tonight's Blue Note: Horace Silver Quintet - Doin' The Thing At The Village Gate

Blue Mitchell (trumpet); Junior Cook (tenor sax); Horace Silver (piano); Gene Taylor (bass); Roy Brooks (drums).
(By Lance).

It was the title of the opening  track that drew this one to my attention -  Filthy McNasty. I had to hear it! It was a groove and a half, almost rock 'n' roll and, all these years later, I still feel the urge to shake a limb. Junior Cook blows up a storm and, in his sleeve notes, Ira Gitler came up with "If Junior Cook were to legally pluralize his last name, it would read like the baldest statement of fact". Why couldn't I have thought that one up? - it's a classic.

Playing these Blue Notes reminds me of when I worked in the jazz record dept. of The Shop it coincided with the time when Blue Notes first began to be available in the UK. Prior to that they were only available as expensive imports. It was also the time when Martin Blackwell was resident pianist at Bob Monkhouse's night club - Change is.

Martin was a Blue Note enthusiast and you can read more about that on this 2009 post.

Getting back to Horace Silver, here's your chance to listen to Filthy McNasty.

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