Talkin’ Loud & Saying Something

Gilles Peterson, Patrick Forge and percussionist supremo Spry revisit the mythical Sunday sessions at Camden’s Dingwalls.

Gilles Peterson has held quite a few influential residencies in London. But Talkin’ Loud And Saying Something, which ran for five years from the late 80s, stands out. Peterson, Forge and Kevin Beadle would mix hard-boppin’ Blue Note classics, Brazilian beats, Stevie Wonder, Public Enemy and all kinds of funky fusion, around live sets by the new rising stars of the British jazz and soul scene. Dance crews like IDJ and Brothers In Jazz picked up the tempo from easy-like-Sunday-lunchtime to fast and frenetic over the course of the afternoon, while a vibrant, multicultural and international crowd soaked up every second of the eclectic sets.