Total Pageviews

Bebop Spoken There

Clare Teal: "If you're brought up in a working-class family, you haven't got money for records so everything you get hold of, you treasure, learn to love, and I loved those Ella tapes." - (Radio Times 23-29 January 2021)

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

12,393 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 112 of them this year alone and, so far, 112 this month (Jan. 23).

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Big screen, small screen Friday (Oct. 23)

Tomorrow (Friday) Newcastle's Everyman Cinema is to screen a documentary about one of the most famous jazz clubs on the planet. Oliver Murray's Ronnie's looks at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club - Gerrard Street (the old place) and Frith Street. A running time of 106 mins should allow for plenty of archive footage - name the names and almost all will have graced the stage - and numerous talking heads. 6:00pm start for a Covid-secure screening. Telephone booking at: 0872 436 9060. *

Afterwards, go for a quiet, socially distanced drink or make your way home in time to open a bottle and settle down to a night of jazz documentaries on BBC 4. At nine o'clock it's Count Basie through His Own Eyes. Director Jeremy Marre has unearthed rare home movies and photo albums which all Basie fans will want to see. Following Basie at 10:20, from swing to bop, it's Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes. Sophie Huber's 2019 film looks at the record label established way back by Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff. To round off the evening, round midnight (11:45 to be exact), Jazz Piano Gold is a welcome repeat of a programme first shown in February 2012. Basie, Ellington, Monk and our own Stan Tracey feature. That's Friday night sorted! 
Russell.

3 comments :

Liz said...

What a great opportunity to see "The greats" You are so fortunate to be able to see this. We have an "Everyman" cinema in York, but nothing like this...enjoy!

Lance said...

Liz - Ronnie's is on at York tomorrow - 6:00pm. Well worth making the effort.

Liz said...

I didn't know that, not seen it advertised, but then York is not known to have a big Jazz following. I would love to have seen it, but am avoiding public places just to keep safe, thanks anyway Lance

Blog archive