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Bebop Spoken There

John McDonough (reviewing Bright Red Dog’s In Vivo): “When you improvise on nothing, that’s what you get”. - DownBeat August 2021

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

13,508 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 926 of them this year alone and, so far, 90 this month (July 27).

From This Moment On

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).

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ruth Lambert @ The Cherry Tree Restaurant, Jesmond.

Ruth Lambert (vcl), Jeremy McMurray (pno), John Pope (bs), Adam Sinclair (dms).
It gives me a good feeling when I see a room full of people at a jazz gig as, Time After Time, it isn't always so. However, tonight - even though there was No Moon At All we had You (Ruth) and the Night and the Music (J.McMurray Trio).
You Don't Know What Love is until you've heard Ruth sing it or tasted the Potato and Poached Egg Salad with Crispy Pancetta.
It wasn't the pale moon that excited me, that thrilled and delighted me - oh no it was the Double Lamb Chop with Bubble and Squeak and, of course, Ruth emoting The Nearness of You.
Ruth opted for Black Coffee a la Peggy Lee whilst I went for a bottle of Black Sheep a la Masham. Both hit the spot.
Love Me Or Leave Me, taken at the fashionably fast tempo singers prefer to do it at these days, swung like crazy.
This was a night of classic food and classic songs with Ruth, despite coming in on the tails of a migraine, as adventurous as the menu whilst Jeremy, John and Adam were solid throughout - unlike the Mulled Winter Fruit with Vanilla Ice Cream they didn't Crumble.
My Romance, Jimmy Dorsey's immortal love song - I'm Glad There Is You - Almost Like Being In Love and How Insensitive just some of the others.
Long may the Cherry Tree continue to present good food and good music.
Lance.

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