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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.

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

13,490 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 908 of them this year alone and, so far, 72 this month (July 23).

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.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Jersey Bounces

Across the Atlantic Jazz isn't just Manhatten or even New York. New Jersey also seems to have a thriving, albeit maybe parochial, scene particularly down on the Jersey Shore.
Our girl, long-time ex-pat Lydia sent me some info on the Asbury Park Jazz Festival that took place on June 26, 27.
It was held in the, fortunately inappropriately named, Rain Garden and the emphasis was on Jersey talent including Kevin G. Saunders, a former two term Mayor of Asbury Park, and his band The Mayor's Players.
This got me to look around our own local councils but hard as I tried I couldn't find anyone likely to perform at an Old Town Hall Jazz Concert.
Getting back to Jersey there seems to be free festivals all over the place.
In Redbank, at the Count Basie Theatre Max Weimberg, former drummer with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, led his own big band in a tribute to The Count and also Buddy Rich who he described as "The Frank Sinatra and the Picasso of drums". Good description.
Other names which caught my fancy were the Jazz Lobsters and the Gas House Gorillas.
Yes it's all happening down on the Shore as indeed it will be next weekend, closer to home, at Tynemouth, Cullercoats and Whitley Bay.
Lance via Lydia.

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