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Bebop Spoken There

Pat Thomas: “He’s definitely one to watch, he's going to be a breath of fresh air for the jazz scene. What I like is he [Xhosa Cole] plays like Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins - you don't hear anybody come from that. He knows tunes like "Fried Bananas" by Dexter Gordon and he can play free as well." - (The Wire September 2021)

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

13,698 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1115 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (Sept. 17).

From This Moment On ...

September

Fri 17: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 17: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 17: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 17: Abbie Finn's Finntet @ Traveller's Rest, Cockerton, Darlington. 8:00pm.

Sat 18: Baghdaddies @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sat 18: David Gray Trio @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 19: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 19: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Westbourne Road, Hartlepool TS25 5RB. 1:00pm. South Durham Social Club aka Steelworks or Steelies. New venue for Teesside's premier big band.
Sun 19: Hand to Mouth: Lindsay Hannon & Bradley Johnston @ St James' & St Basil's Church, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 19: Green Tangerines + Knats @ Punch Bowl Hotel, Newcastle. 3:30pm.
Sun 19: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 20: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 22: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 22: Darlington Big Band @ Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public)
Wed 22: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Celebrating TITTB's 20th anniversary & Dave Weisser's forthcoming birthday! Limited gig tickets (£1.00.). Free live stream. www.jazz.coop.

Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Jazz Pocket Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall 8:00pm. .
Thu 23: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside, Gateshead. 8:30pm. .

Fri 24: Sue Ferris Quintet @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: FILM: Jazz on a Summer's Day + Swing Bridge Trio (in the bar) @ Forum Cinema, Hexham. 7:00pm.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Cookin' @ The Chilli w. Take It To The Bridge

Dave Weisser (trumpet & vocals), Darren Grainger (tenor), Stu Collingwood (piano), Barry Ashcroft (electric bass), Eric Stutt (drums) + Solly Bashiri (drums), David Carnegie (piano & drums). Soaring temperatures, a faulty, rattling air-conditioning unit (switched off just before the first number) and some fiesty exchanges both musically and verbally (Dave & Barry had a ''contretemps'' as the opener was being counted in!) made for a hot night at the Chilli. ''Tune Up'' got things groovin', solos all round with pianist Collingwood excelling.
Our indefatigable bandleader Dave ''The Rave'' Weisser was on top form vocally (as always) and played great trumpet all night. Dave sang ''Like Someone in Love'' then delivered the words to ''Night in Tunisia'' as Collingwood played some serious piano in trio format with Ashcroft and Stutt cutting it and Darren Grainger adding some full, fat tenor to the mix. ''Killer Joe'' (a great tune, anytime, anywhere) drew the first set to a close. The raffle done (I didn't win, John did. He had to go early, I collected the prize on his behalf-it is in safe keeping 'til next time), the second set picked up from where we left off with a groovin' ''Mercy Mercy Mercy'', Grainger was funkin', Weisser scattin', both kicked along by sitter-in Solly Bashiri.
Second sitter-in this week was David Carnegie, first on piano then drums. David suggested ''blues in F'',so it was Freddie Hubbard's ''Blues for Duane''. Full marks to Barry Ashcroft, he took on the bass guitar duties with consummate ease and his partner in rhythm Eric Stutt didn't miss a beat. A really good night cookin' at the Chilli. Russell.
PS: John Pope confirmed as new bass player with Alan Glen Trio.

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