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Bebop Spoken There

Chick Corea: "Things feel good when there's a lot of music happening." - (DownBeat August 2005 (unpublished. Published posthumously April 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'"

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


13,107 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 526 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (April 16).

Bar Manager Required

The Jazz Co-op are looking for an experienced bar manager who can be available to start when The Globe reopens in May.

Preference will be given to a suitably qualified person who lives relatively near to The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD.

Interested parties please follow this link.

Coming soon ...

April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Swing Bridge and Sheila Robson @ Barnes Park, Sunderland.

Sheila Robson (vcl), Malcolm Railton (tpt/gtr), Kathrine Turner (ten), Dick Straughan (pno), Ian Heslop (bs), Stevie Doyle (dms). It was a gorgeous summer's day and the jazz population of Sunderland turned out en masse - they both looked well. There should have been more as an exciting new voice - well new to me - was unveiled.
Sheila Robson, mark the name, is a welcome addition to the growing list of local chanteuses. She gave great renditions of "Mean to Me", "Makin' Whoopee", "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby", "Ain't Misbehavin'" amongst others. Up to date with it too - "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" had the line - 'Diamond bracelets PRIMARK doesn't sell baby."
Behind her, Swing Bridge were sound despite the acoustical difficulties associated with al fresco performances. Their versions of "Cute" and "Yardbird Suite" bore comparision with last years.
I can think of few better ways of spending an afternoon in the park although I'm open to suggestion. Photos.

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