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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

Sun 20: Vieux Carré Hot Four @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay (12 noon).

Sun 20: Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop. SOLD OUT. Livestream available from £7.50.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

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.

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).

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Take It To The Bridge - Chilli Arms.

Dave Weisser (tpt/vcl), Darren Grainger (ten), Barry Ashcroft (pno), Jim Crinson (bs), Eric Stutt (dms). + Solly Bashiri (dms), Harley Johnson (pno), Lance Liddle (ten).
A routine day at the office for Take it to The Bridge in the first set. "Love For Sale" having a good vocal from Dave as well as an inventive trumpet solo. Darren, as ever blew impressively with Jim, Eric and Barry a formidable rhythm section in support. The set closed with "Airegin".
The sitters-in sat-in after the break with a young lad, Harley Johnson, playing some brilliant piano. Solly Bashiri took over on drums and drove the frontline forcefully forward.
Oh yes, I almost forgot (liar!) Lance Liddle, a.k.a. Me, had a blow on the last three numbers. Lance, blowing with a band again for the first time in 25 years displayed a degree of nervousness yet his solo on "Blues For Duane" brought the crowd to its feet. Fortunately, Allan had had the foresight to lock the door so they couldn't escape although some tried to make their exit, through the window. In fairness it has to be said that they applauded loudly albeit slowly. If Jo Jones had been on drums he'd have thrown his cymbal across the floor (as in the Charlie Parker legend).
"Senor Blues" and "Stolen Moments" were better.
Nevertheless, it was a personal milestone!
Lance.

1 comment :

Russell said...

Hi Lance

I was at the Sage last night to hear Ry Cooder so I missed your Chilli bow. The man's a genius, playing tenor saxophone and taking a photograph at the same time!

Russell

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