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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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12,000 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 1140 of them this year alone and, so far, 87 this month (Oct. 27).

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

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 29

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Abbie Finn Trio - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity (upstairs). It’s Abbie’s birthday!

Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00-10:00pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish.

FRIDAY 30

Neil William & Ben Holland - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. Jazz standards from the 1920s & 30s.

SATURDAY 31

Alice Grace & Pawel Jedrzejewski - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. £10.00. Online booking (to book a table). Limited capacity. Alice & Pav join a multi-bill of entertainers (magician etc) to celebrate Prohibition Bar’s fifth anniversary. SOLD OUT!

Friday, October 02, 2020

Album review: Nick Malcolm & Corey Mwamba - Chat

Nick Malcolm (trumpet); Corey Mwamba (vibes)


BSH  favourites Corey Mwamba and Nick Malcolm have  played together in various ensembles and have become firm friends over the years. The pair decided that where they best connected was as a duo so after a gig in Bristol the duo decided to record this album of improvised duets with engineer Alex Bonney. 

The music as one might expect from this combination of instruments  is stark and minimalist but with frequent bursts of energy to keep one in anticipation of what will happen next,.Frequently Malcolm takes the lead with Mwamba augmenting with delicate passages on the vibes but occasionally the roles are reversed to equally great affect, The intensity of their improvisation really comes across and the atmosphere is punctuated with poignant motifs from both players.

A fascinating album and a great document of a both a musical and personal friendship.

Steve H


Available November 1.

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