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Bebop Spoken Here · 15h ago

RIP Horace Parlan

I remember it well, 1972, San Sebastian Jazz Festival. I'd somehow got there as a tenor player with the Newcastle Big Band. It was an outdoor cocktail reception and most of the musicians who...
Bebop Spoken Here · 15h ago

CD Review - sort of - Tim Armacost: Time Being.

Tim Armacost (tenor); David Kinoski (piano); Robert Hurst (bass); Jeff' Tain' Watts (drums). (Review by Lance). My kind of tenor playing! My kind of jazz! Armacost is one of those blowing gu...
Bebop Spoken Here · 1d ago

Sue Ferris Trio @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall - February 24

Sue Ferris (tenor sax, flute), Giles Strong (guitar), Mick Shoulder (bass). (Review/photo by Steve H) With similar events thriving in Durham and Newcastle, this much anticipated lunchtime ...
Bebop Spoken Here · 1d ago

A Hundred Years Ago Today

It's not often that jazz gets a mention in the Sunday Express but it did today - a near full page spread. The reason? Today, February 26,  marks the centenary of the first ever jazz recordin...
Bebop Spoken Here · 2d ago

CD Review: Theo Bleckmann – Elegy

Theo Bleckmann – voice; Ben Monder – guitar; Shai Maestro – piano; Chris Tordini – double bass; John Hollenbeck – drums (Review by Hugh C) German-born vocalist, Theo Bleckmann, now resides...
Bebop Spoken Here · 2d ago

Hand to Mouth: Lindsay Hannon & Bradley Johnston @ The Lit & Phil. February 24

Lindsay Hannon (vocals) & Bradley Johnston (guitar) (Review by Russell/Photo courtesy of Mike Tilley from archive) Some projects work from the off, they just do. In so much that this new d...
Bebop Spoken Here · 2d ago

Mo Scott Band @ The Jazz Café - February 24

Mo Scott (vocals); Dave Dryden (guitar); Neil Harland (bass guitar); Paul Smith (drums). (Review by Lance/Photo courtesy of Mike Tilley). Jazz gig? Rock gig? Blues gig? Yes to all three! ...
Bebop Spoken Here · 4d ago

Doris Day & the Strictly Smokin’ Big Band @ The Millstone. February 23

(Review by Russell/Photo of F'reez from archives). Dire warnings from the Met Office. Storm Doris was to wreak havoc across the region. Trees would fall, chimney stacks topple and big band ...
Bebop Spoken Here · 4d ago

CD Review: Craig Taborn – Daylight Ghosts

Craig Taborn – piano, electronics; Chris Speed – tenor saxophone, clarinet; Chris Lightcap – double bass, bass guitar; Dave King – drums, electronic percussion (Review by Hugh C).          ...
Bebop Spoken Here · 4d ago

Chris Sharkey Trio @ The Jazz Café. February 22

Chris Sharkey (guitar), Andy Champion (double bass) & Joost Hendrickx (drums) (Review by Russell/Photos courtesy of Mike Tilley) Shiver and trio VD – just two of guitarist Chris Sharkey’s...