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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".

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11,993 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 1133 of them this year alone and, so far, 80 this month (Oct. 24).

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OCTOBER

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!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Paul Edis: Lockdown Live #9 - May 15

Paul Edis (piano/vocals)

Ninth consecutive Friday lunchtime session by  Paul Edis and, as yet, with little, if any, repeats!

Cy Coleman's Witchcraft got the ball rolling, drawing approving comments along the way. Next up was that song with the dreadful lyrics - Nature Boy. Fortunately, Paul didn't sing it - I'd have been happy if Nat King Cole hadn't sung it either although his bank account would have been depleted if he hadn't! In Paul's hands he demonstrated that the tune was good enough to stand up on its own merits without any strange enchanted boys!


Paul did take to the mic for What is This Thing Called Love? He included the verse which is always a plus for me. There seems to be a verse renaissance coming on. Over the Rainbow also featured the verse whilst, in between, an original Edis that may or may not have had a verse - From Nothing to Nowhere.

Bye Bye Blackbird featured some lovely block-chording reminiscent of Oscar P. and Falling in Love With Love was a delightful 3/4 romp.

Mingus met Trane in the form of Nostalgia in Times Square followed by Central Park West. Both beautiful tunes perfectly executed.

Another vocal - I'm Old Fashioned, great tune.

To finish off with, Nuages and Autumn Leaves in 9/8.

If and when we ever get back to normality these Friday lunchtime sessions will be a great miss.
Lance

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