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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".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

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13,073 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 492 of them this year alone and, so far, 47 this month (April 9).

Bar Manager Required

The Jazz Co-op are looking for an experienced bar manager who can be available to start when The Globe reopens in May.

Preference will be given to a suitably qualified person who lives relatively near to The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD.

Interested parties please follow this link.

Coming soon ...

April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Wave Magnetik (take two), Newcastle University - Nov. 26

Wave Magnetik (trumpet, dj, vocals)

Earlier in the day, at precisely 1:15pm, Newcastle University's lunchtime live stream concert wasn't readily accessible. A 'sign in' instruction wasn't quite what was expected. Your reviewer logged-off, did others do the same? At some point during the afternoon the on-screen 'sign in' instruction disappeared, replaced by a more inviting NO THANKS click option which made the YouTube content instantly accessible.* 
And so to Wave Magnetik. Composer, producer, trumpeter, vocalist and dj, WM (aka Donald Malloy) presented an engaging performance, immersed in an ever-changing (looping) kaleidoscopic landscape. Clip-mic trumpet in hand, off-screen computer technology at arm's length, vocal mic to one side, our solo performer danced his way through three quarters of an hour of constantly changing beats. 

Broadly adhering to the published set list - Show Me the WayTake No PrisonersStar ChildBrass Love - Wave Magnetik drew upon a plethora of source material. Late period, distorted wah-wah pedal Miles (one for the jazz fan), a trillion BPM (beats per minute) soundscape punctuated by dj exhortations (Get up! Now shake yer butt) to an adoring online audience which readily 'gets' the likes of Robert Glasper, Flying Lotus and Roy Hargrove.   

Wave Magnetik can be found online (www.wavemagnetik.com) streaming week to week. NYC based Malloy knows what he's doing and any number of fans worldwide are literally buying into it - check out his online 'merch' store.  
           
Thanks to Ken Drew for alerting BSH to the now readily accessible YouTube content on Newcastle University's King's Hall website (available for seven days). 
Russell

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