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Bebop Spoken There

Jack Teagarden: "I never did like anything Ellington ever did. He never had a band all in tune, always had a bad tone quality and bad blend" - Metronome, April 1947.

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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.

Postage

13,468 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 886 of them this year alone and, so far, 50 this month (July 17).

From This Moment On

Fri 23: Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Durham. 1:00pm. Tickets: £6.00. + £2.00. bf. Tel: 03000 266 600.

Fri 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 7:30pm.

Fri 23: Helen Anahita Wilson & Shahbaz Hussain @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. SOLD OUT!

Fri 23 - Sun 25: The Globe Summer Festival @ The Globe, Newcastle. Multi-genre bill (jazz inc. Tenement Jazz Band, Nishla Smith). Various ticket options (live stream option available) see: www.jazz.coop.

Sat 24: Youth Ensembles present St Cuthbert Suite @ Sage Gateshead. 7:30pm. Composer Paul Edis conducts Folkestra, Jambone, Quay Voices & Young Sinfonia in a new arrangement of his St Cuthbert Suite. AVAILABLE ONLY AS A PRE-RECORDED STREAM ON YOUTUBE AT 7:30PM.

Sat 24: Simon O'Byrne & Paul Grainger @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 25: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 25: Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl Hotel, Newcastle. 3:30pm.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Nick Pride and the Pimptones with Laurie Shepherd @ Ashington Jazz Club.

Two shows for the price of one! The first saw Nick kick off with a couple of guitar solos to set the mood. Laurie Shepherd joined him for the rest of the set - first number? my request for "This Masquerade", as featured on her myspace site. Laurie made comment that it was nice to have an audience that listened as a lot of the work they do as a duo is for background music at functions etc. The second set with the full band was a real first for the Club. The membership all enjoyed an introduction to Nicks style of jazz with his original compositions. Laurie joined the band for a couple of numbers towards the end.
It's always a two way thing and afterwards the band members all said they had had a great night and had felt at home in the club. As some of our membership was on holiday I co-erced family and friends to attend. An old mate of mine, Alfie York (who I worked with at the NCB in teenage years), turned up. He was the guy I used to go to the New Orleans Club with. Alf thought the world of the legendary Clive Grey's banjo playing - so much so he bought a banjo and went for lessons! This was Alf's first visit to the club for over 20 years and I think he was converted by the band. He is no longer a banjoholic!
John Taylor.

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