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Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

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The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

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Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Simon Spillett: A lovely review from the dean of jazz bloggers, Lance Liddle...

Josh Weir: I love the writing on bebop spoken here... I think the work you are doing is amazing.

Postage

16462 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 342 of them this year alone and, so far, 54 this month (May 18).

From This Moment On ...

May

Thu 22: Olly Styles (saxophone): Stage 2 recital @ The Music Sudios, Newcastle University. 10:00am. Free, all welcome.
Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 23: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 23: Castillo Nuevo Trio @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30pm. Free.
Thu 23: Immortal Onion + Rivkala @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 23: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Jeremy McMurray (keys); Dan Johnson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (alto sax); Bill Watson (trumpet); Adrian Beadnell (bass).

Fri 24: Hot Club du Nord @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 24: Swannek + support @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. Time TBC.

Sat 25: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Bywell Hall, Stocksfield. 2:30pm.
Sat 25: Baghdaddies @ Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Whitley Bay Carnival (outdoor stage).
Sat 25: Paul Edis Trio w. Bruce Adams & Alan Barnes @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 6:30pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sat 25: Nubiyan Twist @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Sat 25: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 26: Tyne Valley Youth Big Band @ The Sele, Hexham. 12:30pm. Free. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Alice Grace @ The Sele, Hexham. 1:30pm. Free. Alice Grace w. Joe Steels, Paul Susans & John Hirst.
Sun 26: Bryony Jarman-Pinto @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 3:00pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Ruth Lambert Trio @ The Juke Shed, North Shields. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Northern Monkey Brass Band @ Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay. 4:30pm. Whitley Bay Carnival (outdoor stage).
Sun 26: Clark Tracey Quintet @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 6:00pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Saltburn Big Band @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm.
Sun 26: Ruth Lambert Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 26: SARÃB @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Mon 27: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 28: Bold Big Band @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Wed 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 29: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 29: Jazz Night @ The Tannery, Hexham. 7:00-9:00pm. Free. The first night of a new jam session!
Wed 29: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Paul Edis: Live stream #19 - July 24

Paul Edis (piano, vocals)

If it's Friday and it's one o'clock that can mean only one thing...Paul Edis live streaming from his London home. Pianist Edis has been entertaining his online audience for, wait for it...eighteen weeks! Today's edition, #19, would be the penultimate stream, next week (July 31) being the last one before our host takes a short break.

Ten numbers today ranging from Frank Loesser to Bud Powell with a couple of original compositions, a vocal number and an unlikely request the filling in between. Loesser's If I Were a Bell for starters, Kenny Dorham's Blue Bossa, typical Edis, typically brilliant. Horace Silver's Barbara stumped our online host as to who Barbara was. 'Babs' was none other than Mrs Silver. 

Today's unlikely request came from an unlikely source. Lance Liddle, BSH's Editor-in-Chief requested Light My Fire. The Doors' psychedelic, bombastic opus hasn't figured much, if at all, in the eleven or so years of LL's award-winning online jazz journal. Perhaps LL would care to explain himself...

Cole Porter's You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To, Edis' There Will Be Time (requested by John and Kathleen), Coltrane's Syeeda's Song Flute (Edis noting the evident similarity to Monk's Well, You Needn't), we were deep into the hour-long performance and still without a repeat. Nineteen weeks and not once has PE gone for the easy option!

Merry Monk, a blues of sorts, came about when PE played a lunchtime gig at the Merry Monk pub just off Market Place in Bishop Auckland (BSH was in attendance that day, November 2019). Today's live stream was a world premiere of sorts, a cyberspace world premiere, a world some of us have inhabited for too long. Fear not, real, live gigs, gigs with an audience, are shortly to resume

Two more numbers would take us up to the hour mark; Jerome Kern's Dearly Beloved (lyrics Johnny Mercer) featured Edis' vocals for the first and only time this week and, to close, our host set about Bud Powell's Bouncing with Bud and in the process produced a bop canon quote-laden finale. Tune in next week at one o'clock for more of the same, it'll be your last online Friday lunchtime appointment with Paul Edis for a little while. 

Abbie Finn is to play a gig on Sunday in the gardens of St James' and St Basil's Church in Fenham, Newcastle. Drummer Abbie will be joined by Harry Keeble (tenor sax) and bassist Paul Grainger. It's a three o'clock start, admission is free although a generous donation wouldn't go amiss.   
Russell.  

1 comment :

Lance said...

Well, it seems I've been called here. Will my two kings beat Russell's two aces? Maybe, maybe not. I like The Doors but, my choice of Light My Fire was based more upon the rich harmonies of the José Feliciano version and the powerhouse blast Woody Herman gave it on his LP of the same name. I visualised Paul treating it as a kind of Ramsey Lewis style interpretation which he did indeed touch upon. It didn't matter - I think it was a challenge which he handled admirably.

Russell, I'll draw one and raise you ten!

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