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Farewell Blues

R I P Terry Shannon - November 5, 1929 - October 29, 2022
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Bebop Spoken There

Michael League: "We flew back from Europe, and the second gig we [Snarky Puppy] did was in Arcata, California. There were two people. And one of them was the bartender." - (DownBeat December, 2022)

The Things They Say!

Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST!

Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

14806 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 1074 of them this year alone and, so far, 73 this month (Nov.24).

From This Moment On ...

November

Sun 27: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 27: Musicians Unlimited @ Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 27: Paul Skerritt @ Hibou Blanc, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 27: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 27: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free. Sitters-in & audience welcome.
Sun 27: Nu Civilisation Orchestra @ Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Sun 27: Jamil Sheriff's Five Gold Rings @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 28: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 28: Jeremy McMurray & Friends @ Billingham Catholic Club. 7:30pm. £5.00. at the door. A SVP fundraiser for Xmas food hampers.

Tue 29: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Alan Law, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Wed 30: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 30: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 6:00pm.
Wed 30: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 30: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 30: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

December
Thu 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 01: New York Jazz Night feat. Zoë Gilby @ The Keys, Yarm. 7:00pm. £30.00. (inc. meal). Tickets from Skiddle. Gilby w. Noel Dennis, Mark Williams & Andy Champion.
Thu 01: Bold Big Band @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Cluny 2.
Thu 01: Paul Skerritt Duo @ Tomahawk Steakhouse, High St., Yarm. 8:00pm. Paul Skerritt & James Harrison residency.
Thu 01: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 02: Swing Manouche @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00.
Fri 02: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 02: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 02: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 02: Durham University Big Band + Durham University Jazz Orchestra @ Kingsgate Bar, Durham Students' Union, Dunelm House, Durham. 7:00pm. £3.00. & £2.50. Fundraiser for Coppafeel.
Fri 02: Niffi Osiyemi Trio @ The Vault, Hexham. 7:30pm.
Fri 02: Alligator Gumbo @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm. Xmas party.
Fri 02: Struggle Buggy's Almost Xmas Party @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Blind Pig Blues Club.

Sat 03: Jake Leg Jug Band @ St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. £10.00.
Sat 03: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: Liane Carroll. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 03: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 6:00pm.
Sat 03: Remi Harris & Tom Moore @ Amble Parish Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sat 03: Rendezvous Jazz @ Red Lion, Earsdon. 8:00pm. Xmas party.
Sat 03: Ray Johnson, Richard Herdman & Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Aycliffe Radio: Jazz Time - Sundays 6.30-8.00 pm (repeat Tuesdays 8.00-9.30pm)

https://www.ayclifferadio.co.uk/listen/

 Playlist 27/11/22. (Repeated Tuesday 29/11/22)

 

Requests: Charlie Christian.

John Settle Requests: Milt Jackson. Roy Ayers.

T J Johnson & his Requests: Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Witherspoon, Big Joe Turner.

Requests: Artie Shaw, Louis Dowdeswell.

What’s On in the NE: The Jake Leg Jug Band, Alex Clarke, Liane Carroll.

Bessie Smith.

New release: Tito Carrillo.

Birthday memories:  Paul Desmond/Dave Brubeck, Randy Brecker, Billy Strayhorn Johnny Hodges.

Charlie Mingus Year: Charlie Mingus.

Grammy-winning saxophonist Jean Toussaint plays Sage Gateshead tonight (Nov. 26)

(Press release )

Influenced by his African Caribbean heritage and the New York jazz scene where he grew up, Toussaint was inspired early on by “the funk, soul, calypso and reggae bands of [his] youth”. Toussaint went on to form bands, tour, and become a member of the legendary Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers – a jazz combo and rite of passage in the jazz world.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Jazz on the Tyne heads into winter

On the latest edition of the podcast, presenter Colin Muirhead previews upcoming gigs and showcases new music, with tracks by the Abbie Finn Trio, Jo Harrop & Paul Edis, Jamil Sheriff, Jean Toussaint, the Niffi Osiyemi Trio, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Liane Carroll, Alan Barnes, Norma Winstone & Will Bartlett, and the Strictly Smokin’ Big Band.

You can listen to the show anytime from noon on Saturday 26th November by heading to www.mixcloud.com/hive_radio.

Plus, you can request tunes for future programmes by emailing Colin at jazz.tyne.hive@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Jo Harrop, Adrian Cox & Joe Webb @ Hampstead Jazz Club - Nov. 23

Jo Harrop (vocals); Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals); Joe Webb (piano)

Jo Harrop presents an evening of jazz with ...

Jo Harrop has a close affinity with Hampstead Jazz Club and this evening her invited guests were two of the busiest musicians on the London Jazz scene. Adrian Cox and Joe Webb joined Jo on stage in one of the country's smallest venues. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Album review: Paul Marinaro - Not Quite Yet

Paul Marinaro (vocals); Collective: Mike Allemana (guitar); Tom Vaitsas (piano); John Tate (bass); George Fludas (drums); Marques Carroll (trumpet); Raphael Crawford (trombone); Chris Madsen (tenor sax); Greg Ward (alto sax); Rajiv Halim (clarinet); Jim Gailloreto (flute) + KAIA String Quartet: Victoria Moreira, Naomi Culp (violins); Amanda Grimm (viola); Hope Decelle (cello).

With the passing of Frank, Mel, Nat, Buddy Greco, Chet, Jon Hendricks, Mark Murphy and the retirement of Tony B, apart from Elling, Porter, Bublé and Harry C Jr.,  there have been relatively few contemporary singers who can hold their head high in the above company (past and present) - until now that is !

Chicago based Marinaro has incorporated many of the qualities of the aforementioned masters and has succeeded in moulding them into his vocal DNA without loss of individuality and ultimately emerging as a singer to be reckoned with at the highest level.

Paul Hartley Quartet @ the Railway, Stockport - Nov. 22

(© Jeff Pritchard)
Paul Hartley (guitar); Jim Collins (tenor sax); Ken Marley (bass); Eryl Roberts (drums).

Rod Mason was listed as being Paul’s guest but, due to unforeseen circumstances, he had to cancel. His replacement was local reeds man Jim Collins who, for this gig, played tenor sax exclusively. The first set consisted of six tunes, the first five being standards the last one was an uptempo Four - a tune long associated with Miles Davis but composed by Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson.

TJ Johnson @ Jamboree - Nov. 23

TJ Johnson (piano, vocals) + Tom Johnson (vocals)

It's ever so convenient. Step off the train at King's Cross, walk for two minutes onto Gray's Inn Road, turn into St Chad's Place and there it is, Jamboree. If it's three o'clock on a Wednesday, TJ Johnson is in town. It was only last week that TJ was 'up north' to play two solo piano engagements and this afternoon he would, for the most part, once again fly solo. 

Upon entering, the first face encountered was none other than TJ himself. A case of 'long time, no see', five days to be precise.

Preview: Music From The Wild in Carlisle.

This coming Saturday (Nov. 26) at The Source CollectiveAtlas Works, Nelson St, Carlisle CA2 5NB under the auspices of the Penrith based Bluejam Arts present Music From The Wild.

Among the emerging artists performing will be guitarist Joe Steels (pictured) airing some of his new songs from a commissioned recording project. 

The band also includes Paul Susans (bass), John Hirst (drums) and Ferg Kilsby (trumpet/flugelhorn).

 7:30pm start. Click on the above links for further details. Lance

Preview: Spirituality on Radio 3 - Nov. 23

This afternoon (Wednesday) on BBC Radio 3 the duo of Courtney Pine and Zoe Rahman will be performing music from Pine's latest album, Spirituality. It's another of Pine's forays into the world of the bass clarinet. Tune to In Tune at five o'clock. Russell


Photo Credit: John Watson/Jazzcamera.co.uk)

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Zoë Gilby Trio @ Blaydon Jazz Club - Nov. 21

(© Roly Veitch)
Zoë Gilby (vocals); Mark Williams (guitar); Andy Champion (double bass)

An APPJAG winner flanked by two of Britain's finest musicians can mean only one thing...an ace gig! The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group's 'Best Vocalist' award for 2019 went to Tynesider Zoë Gilby. To those on the ground who knew about Zoë's capabilities, her triumph came as little surprise. Jazz club and festival appearances have helped maintain Zoë's high profile but our Cullercoats lass hasn't forgotten her roots. As graceful and gracious as always, our APPJAG winner was only too pleased to make a return visit to Blaydon Jazz Club.

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