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Bebop Spoken There

Ruby Braff: "When you say musicians, what do you mean? People that can play their horn well, or people that make music?" - (Crescendo June 1975).


Colin Towns: “I learned what I could but I was tipped out of school at 15 and you went from pub to pub learning what you could. Or going through the racks at Dobell’s or Ray’s.” – (Jazzwise October 2015).


Today Sunday October 4

James Harrison - Vermont Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. Tel: 0191 233 1010. 2pm- 5pm.
Alan Law - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12.30pm. 0191 2399924.
Smokin' Spitfires - The Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle. 12:30pm. £6.50. Bubble Foundation fundraiser.
Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, 82 Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9LN. Doors 12 noon.
Toby Delius Trio - Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ. £8/£6. 8pm. 0191 2603246. JNE gig.
Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Red House Farm Pub & Restaurant, Hepscott Drive, Whitley Bay NE25 9XJ. 8pm. Free.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Jazz UK No. 109

The February/March edition of Jazz UK has Bebop Spoken Here featured in The Guest Spot. Yes we are right there on page 20/21 - follow this link then go to downloads to discover more.
Page 21 also includes our obituary on Keith Crombie. Sadly, Ray Chester missed the deadline (I hope you'll forgive my unfortunate choice of words although I think Ray is probably having a chuckle if Jazz Uk's circulation reaches that far!).


  1. I'm so proud of Bebop Spoken Here being given the first "Guest Spot" under the new regime at Jazz UK that I'm walking on air - whoops! where's my parachute?

  2. Congratulations Lance.
    Recognition well deserved.

  3. Well Done Lance you deserve it--a lot of hard work, research and a thirst for jazz wherever it takes place!!

  4. yes congrats from me too Lance, yours is a labour of love


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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.)
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