Total Pageviews

Bebop Spoken There

Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Bebop Spoken Here on hold

As of tonight (November 15) at 21:00 hrs, this site will be temporarily on hold to allow for essential executive maintenance. Some minor activity may be possible during this period and we hope to have normal service resumed as soon as possible.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Lance

Thursday, August 24, 2017

RIP John Abercrombie

One of the outstanding contemporary guitarists, John Abercrombie, passed away on Tuesday (August 22) age 72.
One of the mainstays of the ECM label, Abercrombie pushed the boundaries but rarely crossed them.
Jazz/Rock, fusion he could be tagged with any of the above labels whilst still maintaining his individuality.
BSH has reviewed several of his albums. The most recent one being Up and Coming of which our Hugh C wrote: The album as a whole has a laid-back, free-flowing groove engendered by Abercrombie's relaxed guitar style.  By his own admission, “I play less fast than I used to, less 'technical'”.
A fair assessment I'd say. Steve T, in a comment to that review, hinted that the guitar legend was having health problems. Steve's No. 1 son, Frances Tulip, took part in an Abercombie guitar master class.
The New York Times has posted an in depth obituary
Sadly missed.
Lance.

1 comment :

Sid White (on F/b) said...

Stellar guitar player.

Blog Archive

About this blog - contact details.

Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

Subscribe!