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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)

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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".

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SATURDAY 24

CANCELLED!

Air4ce - Platform 1, East Bedlington Community Centre, Station Road, Bedlington NE22 7JN. Tel: 01670 628808. 7:45pm (7:00pm doors). Tom Atkinson’s Air4ce celebrating the life & music of Ginger Baker. Email for ticket info: air4ce2020@gmail.com. CANCELLED!

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Paper Moon Trio - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. Featuring Jude Murphy. Word out is that guitar legend John Wilson is making a rare appearance - Wow!

SUNDAY 25

Vieux Carre Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Tel: 0191 691 7090. Free.

David Gray Flextet - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7DN. 8:00pm. Tickets: £7.50. (limited capacity) SOLD OUT! Register for the live stream (£5.45.) at: www.jazzcoop. Five-piece band playing straight-ahead, hard bop & beyond!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

In lockdown with the Louisiana Washboard Five: Swing 'n' Sweet @ Ole Bull Scene, Bergen - May 16

Steinar Sætre (clarinet, tenor sax, vocals); Ketil Sætre (trumpet); Ben Milenković (banjo); Rolf Seldal (washboard); Arnulf Røkke (tuba) 

A lockdown session from Norway with the Louisiana Washboard Five live streaming from Bergen's Ole Bull Scene! A club setting, the five on-stage musicians were undoubtedly filmed by a professional crew - the give away being the superb picture quality and multiple camera angles throughout the hour-long broadcast. It could be Norway's social distancing protocol is somewhat different to here in Britain as the five musicians performed as they would in concert (quite possibly at a distance of two metres!). 

Bandleader Steinar Sætre played marvellous clarinet, Ketil Sætre likewise some great trumpet. The rhythm section knew what it was doing alright, this was quite a band. Steinar's Norwegian largely defeated your reviewer, nevertheless references to Bix, Louis, Clarence Williams et al were understood loud and clear. 
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