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Bebop Spoken There

Alan Barnes: "Normally you can cobble a set together with five guys on the back of an envelope over the first pint and it's just fine. Livestreaming isn't like that." - (Jazzwise July 2021)

Archive quotes.

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.

Postage

13,381 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 799 of them this year alone and, so far, 73 this month (June 20).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Thu 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside 1:00pm).

Thu 24: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 25: Hot Club du Nord @ St Mary's Parish Hall, Barnard Castle. 7:00pm. Tickets: £15.00. + bf. A Barnard Castle Rotary Club event. POSTPONED!

Fri 25: Archipelago + Faith Brackenbury @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle (8:00pm). £10.00. & £8.00. Echoes to the Sky album launch. A GCT Jazz Club-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Fri 25 Alter Ego @ Traveller's Rest, Cockerton, Darlington (8:00pm). POSTPONED!

Sat 26: Tyne Valley Big Band @ The Sele, Hexham (3:45pm).

Sun 27: Vieux Carré Hot Four @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay (12 noon).

Sun 27: Noel Dennis Trio @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). £10.00. Advance booking essential: . A Jazz Co-op-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Tue 29: Dean Stockdale Trio @ The Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Peterlee (£1:00pm). Tickets £6.00. + bf from: www.ticketsource.co.uk

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Chilli Jam

Dave Weisser (tpt/vcl), Darren Grainger (ten), Barry Ashcroft (pno), Mick Danby (bs), Eric Stutt (dms). + Harley Johnson (pno), Solly Bashiri (dms), Peggy ? (vcl), Lance Liddle (ten).
Some delicate quartet numbers kicking off with "Alone Together" and inc. "Green Dolphin St." and "Au Privave" before a newcomer, Peggy - second name not given - sang "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and "The Girl from Ipanema." Look forward to hearing her again.
Darren arrived to fill out the front line and solo powerfully on Horace Silver's "Song For My Father" as well as the MJQ classic, "Django". Dave also blew some nice lines.
After the break the jam session saw Solly B on drums, Harley J on piano and a strolling player called Lance on tenor.
Numbers included "Blue Bossa", "Watermelon Man", "Beautiful Love", "Moanin'" and "Blue Monk" - the atonal possibilities of the latter tune were explored, not necessarily by intention. The infusion of a double tempo explosion by Eric and Harley gave it a lift. This was Harley Johnson in Harley Davidson mode (sorry Harley but it had to come!)
Throughout the set Darren blew 'bootifully' with Mick sound as a pound on bass.
Dave , of course, was his inimitable self both singing and playing. "Close Your Eyes" à la Arthur Prysock put him ahead of the game.
Interesting night.
Lance.

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