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Michelle Coltrane: "It was Geri Allen who told me, 'Why don't you work with a guitar player? It's a lot easier. They're mobile, all the pianos are out of tune'" - DownBeat March 2018.

Verneri Pohjola: “I've been trying to get away from being 'a young and promising trumpet player' for over twenty years” DownBeat March 2018.

Today Saturday February 24

Afternoon

Nikki Iles Masterclass - Music Department, Durham University, Palace Green, Durham DH13RL. 1:30pm. £.3.00. Open to the public as observers.

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hardwick Arms Hotel, 1 North End, Sedgefield TS21 2AZ. Tel: 01740 622305. 1:30pm. Free.

Evening

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

Customs House Big Band - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES. Tel: 0191 454 1234. 7:30pm. £12.00.

Mighty Smokin’ Spitfires - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. 8:00pm (doors). £10.00. Augmented line-up: David Blakey (trumpet), Lloyd Howell (perc.).

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

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas to Jazzers Everywhere.

Many thanks to all the jazz people that have contributed to Bebop Spoken Here. Not just this year, but since we started in 2008. 
We're a disparate team, all with different views of the music whilst at the same time respecting the others' opinion even if we don't agree with it.
Likewise, those who complete the obstacle course to post a comment, are always welcome - your views are important.
But, most of all, we say thank you to the musicians who have provided us with the music to write about irrespective of whether it be at a dimly lit bar in a side street or a festival performance in the Sage One auditorium you guys keep the faith and we try to maintain it.
So, have a great Christmas and New Year but, if you're drinking and driving, make sure the reindeer's sober. 
Lance.
The cartoon is by my dear friend the late Bill Shaw who died this year. One of the most talented persons I have known, whether it be as drummer, artist or street philosopher. Bill was a special person.

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Hello Lance
To you too - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Keep up the great work.
Roly

Anonymous said...

Hi Lance Just a polite message All best wishes for 2017: And good health.
Raymond Newton Double Bass / cello/Bass Guitar

Mark beirne-smith said...

Have a merry Christmas and look forward to reading you ant the team next year!
Mark and Beverley and Ilkley Jazz

Rachel said...

Seasons greetings to you Lance. Thanks for your great work.

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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.
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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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