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Bebop Spoken There

KT Reeder: "The idea of teaching somebody to improvise is just bloody ridiculous. In this country jazz has been appropriated by universities. They have jazz courses, and they churn out people who have a degree in jazz, which makes me feel very nauseous, the idea that you can be trained to do jazz." - (Giant Steps by David Burke)

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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.

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13,248 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 667 of them this year alone and, so far, 75 this month (May 16).

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May 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (Indoors!)
May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club. 8:30pm start.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

First Gig of a new residency for the Maine Street Jazzmen.

The most popular band at the Elephant is back.
On Wednesday, 2nd March, the Maine Street Jazzmen become the resident band for the Elephant's monthly sessions.
Ashington Jazz Club is now in its 26th year. The resident band in the early days of the club was the River City Jazzmen. The River City band made their final appearance at the Elephant in July 1999. Unfortunately they are now disbanded.
Members of the Maine Street band include former River City men Herbie Hudson (Leader/tromb./harmonica/vocals), Ray Harley (tpt), Malcolm Armstrong (piano), and latterly Jim McBriaty (reeds).
In trying to recreate the halcyon days of the club James Birkett (gtr) has been booked to play. He guests with the band for the second gig of their residency on Wednesday 6th April. One of James’s first appearances on the North East jazz scene was in November 1989 when he sat in with the River City Jazzmen at the Elephant.
John Taylor.

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