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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)

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".

Thursday January 21

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONOR HORNSBY & FRANK GRIFFITH.

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12,377 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 96 of them this year alone and, so far, 96 this month (Jan. 20).

Sunday, October 11, 2020

From Bratislava to NYC and onto Chicago

Bratislava Hot Serenaders live streaming from Bratislava - Oct 11

A ticketed live stream from Bratislava presented one or two challenging pre-performance moments. Would there be a Facebook reminder? What was the time difference? What did UTC + 01 mean? Did BST come into the calculation? There would be much fiddling and searching for an all important access code...

An American Facebook friend messaged to say the concert was under way. More fiddling and searching. Still nothing. Eventually...there they were, the Bratislavas on stage. Slavic languages aren't a strong point, the orchestra's MC spoke at a rate of knots and he wasn't speaking in English! Other than 'Jean Goldkette' and Tatranský Express the MC's introductions were a mystery. Time to open a well deserved bottle of beer (Taylor's Landlord). From a theatre somewhere in Bratislava the Bratislavas were well into their set. So much so, they began taking curtain calls. Yeah, the Newcastle branch of the BHS' fan club had tuned in rather late! 

The Glenn Crytzer Quintet live streaming from NYC: The Courtyard Concert #10 - Oct. 11

Hannah Gill (vocals); Mike Davis (trumpet); Ricky Alexander (tenor sax); Glenn Crytzer (guitar, vocals); Rob Adkins (double bass)


Meanwhile in New York, Glenn Crytzer was once again gigging in the alley below his apartment. A very nice 19° made for comfortable conditions to play a mid-afternoon Facebook live stream gig. This week Crytzer was once again working with a favourite performer at the Mike Durham International Classic Jazz Party, Mr Mike Davis and reeds man Ricky Alexander. On string bass, Mr Rob Adkins, and, perhaps the star of today's show, Ms Hannah Gill. 

That's the Glory of Love sang Gill, then Moonray and that was it, time was up. Crytzer and co went out on This Can't be Love. Excellent. Time for another beer (Greene King IPA Reserve), then tune to Sky Arts at nine o'clock for Born in Chicago
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