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Bebop Spoken There

Hugh Masekela: “I advise every kid to check out their past because without a past you are in limbo.” (Songlines December 2017)

Leo Richardson: “I think your image is really important. You look at those old Blue Note recordings and you look at the liner note, the booklet and they’re in the studio and they’re wearing shirt and ties. They used to wear suits all the time.” – (Jazzwise December 2017/January 2018)

Submissions for review

Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to them all other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance

Today Saturday December 16

Afternoon

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Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band -Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regent Farm Road, Gosforth NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 7:30pm. Second night of two.

An Evening of Swing & Sparkle - National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL. 7:00pm. Tel: 0191 515 5555 (booking essential). £35.00. Rat Pack act, four course meal.

No Time for Jive - The Tannery, Gilesgate, Hexham NE46 3QD. Tel: 01434 605537. 9:00pm. Free.

Lyndon Anderson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Snow Ball - St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Oakwellgate, Gateshead NE8 2AU. Tel: 0191 433 4699. 7:00pm. £19.00. Strictly Speakeasy (swing band) & Lindy jazz dance.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Hip Hop Spoken Here - Cantaloop @ Hoochie Coochie. July 31.

(Review by Lance)
What's this doing here? Hardly jazz, I hear you say! Hardly, but, then again, hearing the horn solos it could hardly be anything else!
It was a fun night, pulsating rhythms, indecipherable lyrics and a foot tapping groove that would have brought the ceiling down if there were a flat below. Yes, brought the ceiling down but brought the occupants up wanting a piece of the action.
Don't ask me names although I gather lead singer/bass guitarist is Dannie Dee. I've tried to decipher their facebook page but, written in Hip Hop, translation isn't easy - somebody help me please!
Still, what's in a name? That by which we call a groove by any other name would still stomp our feet.
The lyrics were delivered faster than a Coltrane chorus and my mental capacity, incapable of digesting them, contented itself with enjoying and admiring the delivery and the rhythmic nuances, The trumpet man blew some fiery choruses with the guy on alto not far behind and frequently in front. A great horn duo.
This wasn't a night for dissection - my notebook went out of the metaphorical window after about one number - it was a night to enjoy the action and if that involved shaking a limb or three then so be it!
Catch them when you can.
They're in Scunthorpe tonight.
Lance.

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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