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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'"

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13,248 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 667 of them this year alone and, so far, 75 this month (May 16).

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May 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (Indoors!)
May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club. 8:30pm start.
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).

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rik Walton's Two Kinds of Music - Washington Arts Centre

This was a special preview event of Rik's current photo exhibition with a jazz, folk and roots theme.
There isn't a disappointing image among them with my personal favourite being his take on the late George Melly.
I don't think anyone has quite photographed the flamboyant Melly at his sartorial best the way Rik has - it is an outstanding portrait that captures the man to perfection.
Others include Humph, Dick Morrissey, Don Weller (another stunning image), Abdullah Ibraham plus a further 27 some of whose names were unfamiliar to me yet, nevertheless, didn't detract from the images.
My only complaint, I wished there had been more of them.
As I was due at The Sage I couldn't hang around too long and thus missed out on the wine. However, I didn't miss out on Germaine (Stanger) looking radiant and refreshed after holidaying in Cornwall - the icing on the cake.
The event runs until Sept 19 so boogie on down. Lot's of real ale in the Arts Centre Bar.
Lance.

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