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Bebop Spoken There

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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! --

Postage

14264 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 483 of them this year alone and, so far, 83 this month (May 26).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Thu 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 26: Deep Pope + Garner & Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00.
Thu 26: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 26: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 26: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 27: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Fergus McCreadie Trio @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.

Sat 28: Whitley Bay Carnival: Northern Monkey Brass Band (1:00-1:45pm & 4:00-4:45pm); Baghdaddies (2:00-2:45pm & 5:00-5:45pm) @ Spanish City Plaza Arena, Whitley Bay. Northern Monkey Brass Band (2:30-2:45pm) @ Rainbow Corner (Marine Ave.), Whitley Bay.
Sat 28: Jack Logan & the Swing Section @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 29 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Hartlepool United Supporters’ Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Groovetrain @ Tyne Bar, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 29: Zoë Gilby Quartet @ Allendale Village Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sun 29: Two of a Mind: Sue Ferris-Steve Summers Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 29: Jam session @ Fabio's Bar, Durham. 8:00pm. A Durham Uni Jazz Soc event. All welcome.
Sun 29: Cedric Burnside @ Cluny, Newcastle. Superb Mississippi hill country blues!

Mon 30: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

June

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

2009 Obituaries

Rusty Dedrick: Veteran trumpet player, arranger, educator. 25 Dec 2009. Pete King: Co-founder of Ronnie Scott's. 20 Dec. 2009. Yvonne King Burch: Member of vocal group the King Sisters. 13 Dec. 2009. Sonny Bradshaw: Jamaican trumpet player. 14 Dec. 2009. Darren Grainger: Sax player, local. 2 Dec. 2009. Chris Yates: Jazz writer and promoter (Jazz North East). 28 November 2009. Pia Beck: Dutch pianist/singer. 26 November 2009. Jeff Clyne: British bassist. 16 November 2009. Dick Katz: Jazz pianist (Benny Carter, J & K, Eldridge etc.) 10 November 2009 Malcolm Laycock: BBC jazz/big band DJ. 8 November 2009. Art D'Lugoff: Jazz club owner. 4 November 2009. Stacy Rowles: Trumpet/flugel horn player. 27 October 2009. Clinton Ford:Singer/entertainer. 21 October, 2009. Sirone: Legendary free jazz bassist. 21 October, 2009. Al Martino: American singer. 13 October, 2009 Ted Williams: Jazz photographer. 13 October 2009. Sonny Bradshaw: Jamaican multi-instrumentalist and musical ambassador. 10 October 2009. Joe Maneri: Experimental composer amd saxophonist. 31 August. Marie Knight: Gospel singer. 30 August, 2009. Chris Connor: Beautiful vocalist - class. 29 August 2009. Ernest Brown: Cotton Club dancer, vaudeville hoofer. 21 August 2009. Lawrence Lucie: Rhythm guitarist (Carter, Ellington, Armstrong, Holiday et al.) Died aged 101. 14 August 2009. Les Paul: Guitarist and Inventor (understatement!). 13 August 2009. Jackie Tracey: Wife of pianist, composer, Stan Tracey. 13 August 2009. Rashied Ali: Free jazz drummer. 12 August 2009. George Russell: Influential composer and arranger. 27 July 2009. Jim Chapin: Drummer, drum teacher. 4 July 2009. Dickie Hawdon: British trumpet player, Dankworth etc. Eddie Preston: Ex Hampton, Mingus, Ellington trumpet player. 22 June 2009. Steve Race: Pianist, critic, broadcaster, writer. 22 June 2009. Charlie Mariano: Great alto player. 16 June 2009. Huey Long: Guitarist with The Inkspots. 10 June 2009 Jack Nimitz: West coast baritone player. 10 June 2009. Hugh Hopper: Bassist with Soft Machine. 7 June 2009 Sam Butera: Honking tenor man. 3 june, 2009. Koko Taylor: "The Queen of the Blues". 3 June 2009. Carol 'Cookie' Cole: Sister of Natalie Cole. 22 May 2009. Buddy Montgomery: pianist/vibist brother of Wes. 15 May 2009 Zeke Zarchy: Big band Trumpet player. 12 April 2009. Johnny Roadhouse: Manchester based alto player, music shop owner, ex NDO. 11 April 2009. Charlie Kennedy: Gene Krupa alto sax. 3 April 2009. Bud Shank: West Coast Alto sax & fluteplayer. 2 April 2009. Mel Brown: blues guitarist. 19 March 2009 Jack Lawrence: Composer, lyricist (Tenderly). 18 March 2009. Eddie Bo: Bluesman. 18 March 2009 Lars Erstrand: Swedish vibes player. Recorded with Rebecca Kilgore. 11 March 2009. Willie King: Bluesman. 8 March 2009. John Cephas: Piedmont blues guitarist. 4 March 2009. Ian Carr: Trumpet player, composer, Emcee Five, Don Rendell, Nucleus ... 25 Feb. 2009 Fats Sadi: Belgium Vibes player. Clarke-Boland. 20 Feb 2009. Snooks Eaglin: Blues Guitarist. 18 Feb 2009 Louis Bellson: World's Greatest Drummer? 14 Feb. 2009 Coleman Merrett: Guitarist killed Buffalo Air Crash 12 Feb 2009. Gerry Niewood: Sax player killed Buffalo Air Crash 12 Feb 2009 Mat Mathews: Dutch jazz accordionist 12 Feb 2009 Vic Lewis: Guitarist, Big Band leader. 9 Feb. 2009 Blossom Dearie: Legendary singer 7 Feb 2009 Hank Crawford: Super Soul Saxman 29 Jan 2009 Leonard Gaskin: Bass player 24 Jan 2009 Janet Cook: Editor Jazz Journal International 23 Jan 2009 David "Fathead" Newman: Super Soul Saxman 20 Jan 2009 Whitey Mitchell: Bassist and writer 16 Jan 2009 Leroy Cooper: Bari sax with Ray Charles 15 Jan 2009

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