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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

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 22, 2009

Take It To The Bridge & Friends @ The Chilli.

Dave Weisser (tpt/vcl), Darren Grainger, Paul Gowland (ten), Barry Ashcroft/Harley Johnson (pno). Jim Crinson (bs), Eric Stutt/Solly Bashiri (dms/vcl(Solly)). D.N.B. Lance Liddle.
After last week's crowd, this week was, by comparision, relatively quiet. However, it was not without some excellent performances all-round.
Dave played his usual dependable horn and sang "Like Someone In Love" and "Never Let Me Go".
In the second set Harley sat in and played some superb Monkian piano on "Straight No Chaser".
As well as sitting in on drums, Solly also sang Van Morrison's "Moon Dance". Solly wasn't happy with the key but it sounded okay to me.
Paul Gowland, normally plays alto but tonight he was on tenor and he blew up a storm - I left my horn in the case!
Mention must be made of Barry who, after Harley's stint came back and re-quoted Harley's quote from "Blue Monk" just to let everyone know he'd been digging it.
Jim, Eric and Darren all had their moments and it was a good night.
Lance. Photos.

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