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Adam O'Farrill: "Right now in my life, I don't see music as the be-all and end-all." - (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

12,176 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 1315 of them this year alone and, so far, 18 this month (Dec. 5).

Remembering ...

Roland Kirk died on Dec. 5, 1977.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Strictly Smokin' live stream lockdown #3 - Nov. 22

Jamie Toms (tenor sax); Pawel Jedrzejewski (guitar); Michael Whent (bass guitar).

The music was superb. It was as cool as cool was when it was cool to say cool. Laid back, lyrical, melodic and, what's the word I'm looking for?, ah yes - musical!

Toms on tenor was in Stan Getz, Al Cohn, Hank Mobley mode and it was the latter's signature dish - This I Dig of You - that got the music going. I keep stressing the word music as it was less than a visual happening with my picture freezing for minutes on end. Fortunately, the music kept playing and, in that respect, no complaints.

On guitar, Pav had a nice clear sound and Michael who, on screen, appeared to be a socially distanced mile away was equally crisp.

I didn't catch the names of all the tunes as the announcements weren't always easy to pick up on. It didn't matter as I recognised most of them anyway and they included: How Insensitive; My Favorite Things; On Green Dolphin Street; Django and a Keith Jarrett tune.

I made no attempt at grabbing a screenshot but fortunately, SSBB leader Michael Lamb was at hand to take an actual live pic which he kindly sent me and can be seen above.

Lockdown live stream #4, which is the final one, is at 2:00pm next Sunday (Nov. 29)

Lance

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