Total Pageviews

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

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).

Coming soon ...

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

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!

-----

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!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Paul Edis: Livestream of Consciousness - May 13

Six o'clock, YouTube, Paul Edis. A brief introduction by our host...the audience shouldn't expect a set list of familiar, nor unfamiliar, numbers. Would a pattern emerge or a recurring motif be evident? Did Paul have a basic structure in mind with predetermined sections in place to guide the improvisation? This was to be a continuous half hour or so of streamed stream-of-consciousness creativity.

Two minutes (several bars) in, a discernible gospel vibe gave way to (late nineteenth century?) impressionism. A steep descent found Edis teetering on the brink of a subterranean hellhole only to be rescued, saved, no less, by force of will, and a return to the Promised Land. Oh, yes! 

Thirty minutes later Paul stopped playing. He had said enough, his explorations complete, at least for today. Our London based pianist said he would return on Friday at one o'clock 'with, er...some tunes.' 
Russell

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Ann Alex says 'I watched this recording just before bed tonight, great playing with hints of Porgy and Bess meeting a late 19C piano concerto, rounded off by a yet unnamed jazz standard. The perfect nightcap.

Blog Archive