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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!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Strictly Smokin' Live Stream #1 - May 14

Dave Kerridge (tenor/alto sax/flute); Pete Tanton (trumpet/vocal/piano); Ben Tanton (bass guitar); Alice Grace (vocals); Graham Don (keys/vocals).

These lockdown sessions must be incredibly difficult to organise and coordinate and it is to the credit of all concerned, including Michael Lamb who was, no doubt, the man who put it all together.

In situations like this it would be unfair to apply the same criteria as one does to a real live gig with an audience whooping and hollering for more and, as such, inspiring the soloists to greater heights. So, given the circumstances it was a grand performance with a few surprises thrown in and that's what jazz is all about - the sound of surprise.

I didn't know, for example, that Graham Don sang or that Pete Tanton played piano and that he (Pete) had a son who played bass guitar. I'd never heard Alice sing Guess Who I Saw Today? - what a great song - or that she had a cat. Two bonus points for Alice.

Dave Kerridge played alto, tenor and flute and didn't sing. Bonus point for Dave.

The sound wasn't always wonderful but overall it was okay and I look forward to the next one. Will it be the same team or will others be given the chance to strut their stuff?
Lance

1 comment :

NeilC said...

I really enjoyed it , can't wait until they big band perform again but this was a great alternative as were the previous lockdown session songs . Thank you so much to all the performers for giving up their time and for their efforts in such difficult circumstances.

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