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R I P Terry Shannon - November 5, 1929 - October 29, 2022
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R I P Louise Tobin - November 11, 1918 - November 26, 2022

Bebop Spoken There

Kenny Barron: "During the pandemic I got to do a lot more cooking. As long as you can read you can cook." - (DownBeat December, 2022)

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

14845 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 1094 of them this year alone and, so far, 93 this month (Nov. 30).

From This Moment On ...

November

December

Sun 04: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 04: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 04: Remi Harris & Tom Moore @ Bowes & Gilmonby Parish Hall, Co. Durham. 7:30pm.
Sun 04: Liane Carroll @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00. adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 04: Let Spin + Ceitidh Mac @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Mon 05: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 05: Sia Ahmad & Raymond MacDonald @ Blank Studios, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Tickets: £5.00. from www.seetickets.com. Live recording session - note no late admissions. BYOB.

Tue 06: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Durham. 7:00pm. Free (table reservations 0191 386 5556). Feat. Johnny Murphy (keyboards).

Wed 07: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 07: Jam session @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 12 noon-3:00pm.Free. New!
Wed 07: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 07: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 07: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 08: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Last one of the year, resuming Jan 26.
Thu 08: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 08: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm.
Thu 08: Christmas Crooners @ Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm.
Thu 08: Musicians Unlimited @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. £5.00. on the door.

Fri 09: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. £25.00. 'Afternoon Jazz with Festive Lunch'.
Fri 09: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 09: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 09: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 09: Jason Isaacs @ Northern Rugby Club, Gosforth, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £25.00 (inc. two course Xmas meal). Isaacs performing with backing tapes.

Sat 10: Lindsay Hannon & Martin Douglas: Life Drawing & Improvised Music @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 2:00-4:00pm. TBC.
Sat 10: Alan Barnes Octet: A Jazz Xmas Carol @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £20.00. All-star band!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Maurice Summerfield

I had intended to say a few words about Maurice Summerfield who I knew well during my 30 years in the Music Trade.
However, I think the following press release that came out in May this year when Maurice was made an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (HonARAM) encapsulates his many achievements...
"The Governing Body of the Royal Academy of Music in London recently elected UK Music Industry veteran Maurice Summerfield an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (HonARAM).
Lord Burns, Chairman of the Academy’s Governing Body, presented Maurice with his HonARAM certificate on Tuesday 11th May 2010, at an informal celebration in the Royal Academy’s Duke’s Hall, London.
For many years Maurice actively promoted concerts and clinics in the UK by many famous jazz guitarists including Barney Kessel, Joe Pass, Herb Ellis, Tal Farlow, Charlie Byrd, Martin Taylor, Ike Isaacs and by guitarists from other fields of music including classical, flamenco, ragtime and blues.
Maurice Summerfield is the author of three critically acclaimed books The Jazz Guitar - Its Evolution, Players & Personalities Since 1900, first published in the United Kingdom in 1978, and now in its fourth edition, The Classical Guitar - Its Evolution, Players & Personalities Since 1800, first published in the United Kingdom in 1982, and now in its fifth edition, and Barney Kessel – A Jazz Legend published in October 2008.
Maurice introduced Joe Pass to the Ibanez guitar company, and also provided them with basic plans and ideas for a Joe Pass guitar. Joe and Maurice had worked out the special features of this guitar in 1978 when Joe was playing at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in London. This guitar eventually became Ibanez’s very successful Joe Pass JP 20 model.
Maurice also had the Ibanez company consider a Barney Kessel model. Three prototype guitars were produced to Barney’s specifications, and Barney really liked the third one. He used it on a European concert tour in 1979. However, in the end, no agreement was finalised and the guitar was never commercially produced.
In 1974 Maurice introduced a line of replica Maccaferri/Selmer guitars called the CSL Gypsy. Maurice met Mario Maccaferri for the first time in New York later that year and a close friendship of almost 20 years began. During this time Mario worked together with Maurice on some other Maccaferri models."
Also, on 11 November 2009, at the Drapers Hall in the City of London, UK music industry veteran Maurice was installed as Master of the Worshipful Company of Musicians (Musicians Livery Company) at a meeting of the Court of the Company. On the same evening a banquet to celebrate the installation was held for liverymen and their guests at the Drapers Hall.
Principal Guests were guitarist John Williams and his wife Dr Kathy Panama, famed record producer Trevor Horn, US music publisher William Bay, author and music scholar Graham Wade and CEO of the UK Music Industries Association Paul McManus. The other guests included jazz guitarist Martin Taylor and composer Stephen Dodgson.
The Eden Stell Guitar Duo played a concert at the end of the dinner in which they gave the world premiere of Latin Serenade for the City of London - a work composed by the Argentinian composer Jorge Morel. The composer has dedicated this work to the Musicians Company on the occasion of Maurice Summerfield's installation as Master of the Company.
(Photo of the event: Left to Right - Dr Kathy Panama, John Williams, Maurice Summerfield, and Pat Summerfield..)
Lance.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I treasure my CSL Mac copy. It is a great guitar. Thanks MS for making it affordable for me.

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