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Bebop Spoken There

Jennifer Wharton: "People forget that the trombone is so glorious. It can be like going to church, or getting ready for battle. It can be a lot of things....For a longtime I was the only female trombonist in New York," - (DownBeat May 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.

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13,218 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 637 of them this year alone and, so far, 45 this month (May 11).

Coming soon ...



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

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Jazz Esquires @ The Porthole.

Mick Hill Trumpet/Flugel, Doug Turner Tenor Sax, Laurie Brown Drums, Roy Gibson Keyboard, Stan Nicholson, Bass Guitar. Another swinging afternoon session at the Porthole for a small but appreciative audience, Mick Hill driving things along with Doug Turner dovetailing perfectly. Today was the debut with the Esquires of Stan Nicholson (late of The Silver Dollars) on bass guitar, anchoring the rhythm section firmly and contributing some good solos. Roy Gibson & Laurie Brown performing as usual with verve and elan. (no they're not dancers.) There was the usual varied programme from "Breezin' Along With The Breeze" to "Yardbird Suite". High spots included a mid tempo "Mood Indigo", a breakneck "Blue Bossa" and two Basie swingers "Doggin' Around" and "9-20 Special." Interval music from George Laing, songs from Teresa, and Colin Johnson sat in on keyboard with the band in the second half. The music never stops at the Porthole all we were short of was a strolling player called Lance Liddle to join the party. Miles

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