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Bebop Spoken There

Jeremy Pelt: "I'm so much into melodies and into sound, and the presence of sound, that I don't necessarily want to try to play in between the cracks of a note." - (DownBeat November 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".

Postage

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).

Coming soon ...

IT IS ADVISABLE TO CHECK IN ADVANCE WITH THE VENUE THAT THE GIG IS ON.

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 29

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

Abbie Finn Trio - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity (upstairs). It’s Abbie’s birthday!

Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00-10:00pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish.

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!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Carroll & Carey Livestream - May 27

Liane Carroll (piano/vocals); Roger Carey (bass guitar/vocals).

As mentioned in the previous post, the irrepressible, APPJAG nominated, Liane Carroll and her soulmate Roger Carey were going online from their living room tonight at 8 - which they duly did - and it was a jolly jazz happening with Liane singing and playing in her own unique style and Roger laying down some bluesy bass lines and adding the odd vocal.

It took a while to get going - at least for me it did. Facebook and I aren't the best of bedfellows even though I've got 907 of them. It freezes and it is just so frustrating when, for example, the duo are in full flight on There Will Never be Another You only for the music to stop mid syllable and the viewer right and left clicking until normal service is resumed.

Fortunately, once we were back on track, everything was as enjoyable as a trip to Barnard Castle which, I'm told, has now replaced Lourdes as a healing centre - it's also only a few miles from Durham Prison...

However, I digress ...

My Baby Just Cares for Me; Pretending To Care; a couple of solo pieces by Liane - Big Yellow Taxi & I Get Along Without You Very Well - followed by Roger singing Meet Me in the Morning with a hint of Mose Allison in the vocal and the piano backing.

Liane followed with a touching rendition of Here's to Life which had many of the Facebook audience reduced to tears ...

A surprise! Love Potion Number 9. The Leiber/Stoller/Coasters number is one of my favourites if only just for the words. It brought back memories of seeing The Coasters live in the open-air at a park in New Jersey (along with The Drifters and The Platters) back in 2004.

The stream finished off with an original by Liane, Fly Little Bird, and some more blues from Roger - 'fraid I didn't catch the title.

Despite Facebook's determination to do their damnedest, it turned out alright in the end. Am I the only one who has this problem with the unsocial media?
Lance

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