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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

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).

Coming soon ...

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

Andy Champion on Radio 3 tonight (Friday) and again tomorrow (midnight)

This year's TUSK Festival is an online affair. The pandemic did its best to scupper the annual new and experiemental music extravaganza but the promoters and partner organisation Sage Gateshead decided to move events online, lock, stock and barrel. BBC Radio 3 is onboard and, as the festival is a born and bred Tyneside institution, several artists from the region feature prominently.

Tonight's edition of Late Junction (11:00pm) and tomorrow's Freeness (midnight Saturday) present performances by turntablist Mariam Rezaei and Stephen Bishop (electronics), Cath and Phil Tyler and a new quartet formed by bassist Andy Champion. Caröm is the name of Champion's new band. The line-up is a familiar one: Champion, bass, Zoë Gilby, voice, erstwhile Tyneside-resident Graeme Wilson, reeds, and percussionist Christian Alderson of Archipelago fame. 

We'll ignore/forgive Radio Times informing its many readers that TUSK is 'normally held at Sage Gateshead in Newcastle' and focus on the content of each programme. Caröm's session was recorded at Blank Studios (definitely to be found in Newcastle!) and Freeness' presenter, Corey Mwamba, will, likely as not, say a few words about the music and his fellow musician and friend, Andy Champion.     
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