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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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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

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: . A Jazz Co-op-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Tue 29: Dean Stockdale Trio @ The Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Peterlee (£1:00pm). Tickets £6.00. + bf from: www.ticketsource.co.uk

Friday, October 01, 2010

RUTH LAMBERT – ‘POPULAR, CLASSY AND DISTINCTIVE JAZZ VOCALIST’

In between came Embraceable You (with a lively trombone solo); the amusing My Heart Belongs to Daddy (wonderful Cole Porter rhymes such as caddy, paddy and Finnan Haddie); and a heartfelt Over the Rainbow with the introductory verse, which is not so often heard.
In the second half Ruth treated us to Come Rain or Come Shine; Night and Day; a very bluesy slinky Summertime; and I Get a Kick out of You.
The ‘classy’ part of the show was not just the singing, but the superb outfits to die for that Ruth wore, black dress, cream shoes and glittering coloured necklace in the first half, and a slinky grey sequinned dress with coloured neckline and cuffs for the second half. So Ruth deserved her bouquet in pink paper that she received just before the encore.
And of course this was a lesson in how to do it properly for all trainee jazz singers, in other words, smile a lot and communicate with the audience, and during instrumentals, make eye contact with the player to show that you are enjoying it. That’s what we’ve been learning this week at the Sage class, and Ruth illustrated this perfectly.
We are so lucky to have such superb singers on our local doorsteps, so to speak, so I look forward to my next lesson which will be with Zoe Gilby at the Newcastle Bridge Hotel on Sunday October 24th.
Ann Alex.

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