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Bebop Spoken There

Steve Race: "The personnel is different, notably in the inclusion of Ben Webster, always, to my mind, a rather half-hearted tenor player" - Musical Express, 16-9-49.
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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

13,490 (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

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, November 07, 2010

Bugged!

In my nine to five life, working in a music shop, a bug was either an instrument pick-up or a mythical condition staff members contracted when they fancied skiving off.
I just discovered they aren't always mythical and, having spent an agonising weekend (or should that be weak-end?) I must apologise for my scepticism all those years ago.
Nevertheless, with the new Penguin Jazz Guide (see previous post) to aid my convalescence the healing process isn't too painful.
In my review I referred to the comments that accompanied each album - here are a couple that caught my fancy.
Martin Taylor: Eddie Lang is the grandfather of jazz guitar. We owe so much to him and the recordings are still to be marvelled at.
Helen Merrill: It's supposed to be a compliment to a singer to say she sounds like she's playing a horn. I'd say that Clifford Brown always sounded like he was singing a song. he played with real understanding, not just the notes, as if he felt what was happening, moment to moment.
Lance.
PS: Will miss today's Soweto Kinch lecture at The Sage, The Jazz Café Jam, Catatumbo at The Bridge. Pass the pills please...

1 comment :

Liz said...

get yourself debugged asap...and that's an order!!
Liz

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