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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!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Big Band Bash - Oct. 14

Coastal Sound Radio's Big Band Bash programme attracts an international audience. Now in its second year, Steve Walker's weekly celebration of all things big band goes from strength to strength. Last night's edition included many familiar names and a few new ones. 

Big band leader and trumpeter Walker is certainly well-connected with frequent on-air plugs for his show from the likes of LA based Tom Garling, Gordon Goodwin and Andy Martin, John Fedchock in New York and, closer to home, Laurence Cottle. Walker wished Dusko Goykovic a happy 89th birthday and played the trumpeter's Haze on the Danube as performed with the NDR Radio Orchestra. 

David Gold's album with Dublin's Hot House Big Band included Norwegian Wood (BSH's editor reviewed Gold's Heaven on Their Minds in July 2017). Walker played it to mark what would have been John Lennon's 80th birthday (October 9). Jeff Benedict playing Sting, Laurie Johnson playing Ravel's Bolero, Jiggs Whigham in ballad mode with Berlin's Rias Big Band playing Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry, a playlist most big band fans would heartily applaud.  

Florida's Raíces Jazz Orchestra (a new name to your reviewer) made an impression with Eye of the Hurricane, Dave Holland's all-star ensemble playing Triple Dance from What Goes Around offered something a little more contemporary and a couple of new bands - Roger Fox's outfit from New Zealand and the Sydney Jazz Orchestra playing Weather Report's Teen Town - made for a good mix of material.      
Russell

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