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Bebop Spoken There

John McDonough (reviewing Bright Red Dog’s In Vivo): “When you improvise on nothing, that’s what you get”. - DownBeat August 2021

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

13,508 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 926 of them this year alone and, so far, 90 this month (July 27).

From This Moment On

Wed 28: Ragtime Rewind Swing Band @ Assembly Rooms, 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET. 9:20pm. £8.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event (www.durhamfringe.co.uk).

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

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

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jaktar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tyne Valley Stomping in Saltwell Park.

Fred Rowe (tpt), Lance Cousins (tmb), Barry Soulsby (clt), Terry Harvey (bjo/gtr), Tom Derbyshire (bs),Mike Harrison (dms).
There are few more attractive sounds than, when walking through a park, the strains of "Apex Blues" wafts through the leafy glades and guides you to its source.
The source in this instance was the bandstand in Gateshead's Saltwell Park and the purveyers of such purity were the Tyne Valley Stompers.
The Stompers were in good form and in good voice - the majority of them seemed to be able to exercise their vocal chords at will.
Tom Derbyshire couldn't give me anything but love whilst the drummer proclaimed that it was a sin to tell a lie. I'm quite sure that Barry and Fred also made some statements in song.
"I Found a New Baby" was given a good workout with an exceptionally good solo from namesake; slideman Lance (Cousins). With the end of the first set came the rain and, although it wasn't too severe, I decided to call it a day just in case...
The Stompers should do more gigs - they get a good dixieland sound - even in the open air.
Lance.

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