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Lakecia Benjamin: "From my early days with Clark Terry, he told me 'they see you before they hear you'... I'm just not from that school of thought where I'm gonna wear my jeans and T-shirt on stage and that's going to be respectable." - (Jazzwise, February 2023)

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!

Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

15056 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 75 of them this year alone and, so far, 75 this month (Jan. 25).

From This Moment On ...

January

Sat 28: Tyneside Improvisers Workshop @ Ye Olde Cross, Ryton. 2:00-4:00pm. All welcome.
Sat 28: Secular Sounds in a Sacred Place @ Holy Cross Church, Ryton. 4:30-7:00pm. £10.00. Continuous performance featuring: Christian Alderson, Faye MacCalman, Sally Pilkington, John Pope. Event preceded by a Tyneside Improvisers Workshop (2:00pm, see above).
Sat 28: Entartete Musik @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. A Brundibár Arts Festival event.

Sun 29: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sat 28: Revolutionaires @ Brandling Villa, South Gosforth, Newcastle. 9:00pm. Rhythm & blues band.

Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Revolutionaires @ Greens, Low Row, Sunderland. 6:00pm. Rhythm & blues band with a horn section (inc. Pete Tanton).
Sun 29: Hypnotic Brass Band @ Cluny, Newcastle. 7:00pm (doors). £20.00.
Sun 29: Jam No.12 @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. Durham University Jazz Society jam session. All welcome (students & non-students).
Sun 29: Origin @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 30: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: ???

February

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 01: Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK: Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm.

Thu 02: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 02: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 2:30-4:30pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 02: Paul Skerritt Duo @ Tomahawk Steakhouse, High St., Yarm. 8:00pm.
Thu 02: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Alan Glen Trio & Take It To The Bridge @ The Chillingham.

Alan Glen (pno), John Pope (bs), David Carnegie (dms).
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Dave Weisser (tpt/vcl), Lance Liddle (tenorish), Barry Ashcroft (pno), Jim Crinson (bs), Eric Stutt (dms). + Simon Crance (fl), James (?) (gtr), Solly Bashiri (dms), Rob Brockwell (pno), Harley Johnson (pno), Peggy (?) (vcl).
Another monthly gem from the Alan Glen Trio. Opening up with "Nightshade", referred to as 'a composition by the pianist in the band', it was a moody opus that gently insinuated itself helped along by a groove rhythm not normally associated with Alan - it worked.
More standard fare was served in the form of, among others, "It Could Happen To You", "That Old Feeling", "Stella By Starlight" and "Four" culminating with "Autumn Leaves" - the big finale and the powerhouse David Carnegie drum solo. On bass, John Pope is slotting in well whilst Alan, as ever, was quietly awesome.
The opening set had Dave singing "I'll Never Be The Same" as well as instrumental takes on "Beautiful Love", "Blue Bossa" and "Moanin'". Jim, Eric and Barry kept things cooking in the engine room and I waved my tenor at the mic throughout the set.
The jam session had Simon Crance, up from Devon, on flute. He blew well on "Morning" & "Killer Joe". Rob Brockwell played some brilliant piano as did Harley on "Blue Monk". James sat in on guitar to great effect likewise Solly on drums. The evening finished with a return visit from Peggy (see photo) who had "Georgia on her Mind" - complete with the seldom heard verse.
Lance.

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