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Gretchen Parlato: "There's always an essence of the original [tune] that should be protected. I try to find that first - it's the thing that draws me to the material" - (DownBeat, March 2021)

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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'"

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12,579 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 298 of them this year alone and, so far, 19 this month (March 4).

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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Red Hot Rhythm Makers at Cullercoats

Austrailia has never been noted for its jazzmen so it was purely out of curiosity that I turned up at the Crescent Club; a venue that looks onto Cullercoats' golden sands. Hardly Bondi Beach I know but nor are the Red Hot Rhythmakers the Basie Band.
What they are, are, a very proficient and well rehearsed young band that does its thing - hot dance music of the 1920's and 1930's - very impressively.
The soloists played well without straying from the idiom and the ensembles sounded amazingly authentic for players who looked to be mainly in their twenties.
Sandra, one of three females in the band, played drums and sang in an engaging Hanshaw/Etting/Morgan manner that proved popular with the audience.
All in all, a pleasant afternoon.

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