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Immanuel Wilkins: "I'm against the notion of telling a story through lyrics. Dialogue or language can take away from the musical meaning. Words can do a disservice." - (The Hot House Jazz Guide January 19, 2021)

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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".

Thursday January 21

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONOR HORNSBY & FRANK GRIFFITH.

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Friday, October 09, 2020

Album review: Rick Simpson - Everything All of the Time: Kid A Revisited

Rick Simpson (piano); Tori Freestone (tenor sax/ violin - 1 tk.); James Allsopp (baritone sax); Dave Whitford (bass); Will Glaser (drums).

New territory for me. Although I'm familiar with the name - Radiohead - being a "Jazzhead" their music has somehow passed me by so there is little I can say about the original versions of the material. Probably not such a bad thing as it has enabled me to listen with a clear head without any preconceptions.

Simpson arranged the material and, as one might expect, the result is one that befits the pianist's standing.

Freestone and Allsopp have some saxual encounters that add to the excitement, particularly on Idioteque where it reaches a frenzied finale.

In between all the "goings on" Simpson slots in some reflective piano emphasising just what  a major, if perhaps slightly unsung, player he is on the UK scene.

In many ways this is a gem for those listeners who look to the, not too distant musical future - always assuming that music has a future and, if it has, that there are venues to play it in!

In the meantime, I'd best check out Radiohead and see if they measure up.

Lance

Available on Whirlwind Recordings from October 23. Pre-order.

Everything in its Right Place; Kid A; The National Anthem; How To Disappear Completely; Treefingers; Optimistic; In Limbo; Idioteque; Morning Bell; Motion Picture Soundtrack.

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