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Bebop Spoken There

Alan Barnes: "Normally you can cobble a set together with five guys on the back of an envelope over the first pint and it's just fine. Livestreaming isn't like that." - (Jazzwise July 2021)

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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

13,381 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 799 of them this year alone and, so far, 73 this month (June 20).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Thu 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside 1:00pm).

Thu 24: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 25: Hot Club du Nord @ St Mary's Parish Hall, Barnard Castle. 7:00pm. Tickets: £15.00. + bf. A Barnard Castle Rotary Club event. POSTPONED!

Fri 25: Archipelago + Faith Brackenbury @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle (8:00pm). £10.00. & £8.00. Echoes to the Sky album launch. A GCT Jazz Club-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Fri 25 Alter Ego @ Traveller's Rest, Cockerton, Darlington (8:00pm). POSTPONED!

Sat 26: Tyne Valley Big Band @ The Sele, Hexham (3:45pm).

Sun 27: Vieux Carré Hot Four @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay (12 noon).

Sun 27: Noel Dennis Trio @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). £10.00. Advance booking essential: www.jazzcoop. A Jazz Co-op-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Alan Barnes/Ken Peplowski Septet - Queen's Hotel Lockerbie Jazz Festival Saturday Evening Oct 2.

Alan Barnes, Ken Peplowski (reeds), Steve Fishwick (tpt), Roy Williams (tmb), Paul Harrison (pno), Brian Shiels (bs), Doug Hough (dms).
Billed as 'A Tribute To Johnny Hodges' this was a gem of a session and popular too. Long before the opening number extra tables and chairs were being brought in to accommodate the enthusiasts eager to hear this star-studded line-up.
Paul Harrison played an explosive piano intro to Hi-ya that had the front-liners up and running with as fine a mainstream sound as I've heard for many a year. These guys are as good as it gets in the idiom (and beyond) with powerful solos to complement the fine arrangements - mainly, I guess, by Alan.
The rhythm section too - possibly lesser known outside of Scotland - they kept the horns up to speed and, in Harrison, have a pianist who can hold his head up high in any company as, indeed, can Messrs Shiels and Hough.
The music swung non-stop apart from those delightful cross-patter moments between the two leaders. These two guys are funnier than Morecombe and Wise, Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello and Martin and Lewis put together!
The joint, like The Jeep was Jumpin'.
Lance.

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