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Bebop Spoken There

Jack Teagarden: "I never did like anything Ellington ever did. He never had a band all in tune, always had a bad tone quality and bad blend" - Metronome, April 1947.

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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

13,468 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 886 of them this year alone and, so far, 50 this month (July 17).

From This Moment On

Fri 23: Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Durham. 1:00pm. Tickets: £6.00. + £2.00. bf. Tel: 03000 266 600.

Fri 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 7:30pm.

Fri 23: Helen Anahita Wilson & Shahbaz Hussain @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. SOLD OUT!

Fri 23 - Sun 25: The Globe Summer Festival @ The Globe, Newcastle. Multi-genre bill (jazz inc. Tenement Jazz Band, Nishla Smith). Various ticket options (live stream option available) see: www.jazz.coop.

Sat 24: Youth Ensembles present St Cuthbert Suite @ Sage Gateshead. 7:30pm. Composer Paul Edis conducts Folkestra, Jambone, Quay Voices & Young Sinfonia in a new arrangement of his St Cuthbert Suite. AVAILABLE ONLY AS A PRE-RECORDED STREAM ON YOUTUBE AT 7:30PM.

Sat 24: Simon O'Byrne & Paul Grainger @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 25: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 25: Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl Hotel, Newcastle. 3:30pm.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The End of The World is Nigh.

I've just heard that The World is due to end at midnight tonight - bloody short notice don't you think?
I've got to act fast and play all my favourite discs and read all my books and drink those cans in the fridge. Sorry Duke but Newport '56 is out - your Mr Gonsalves just went on too long. I've started with Cannonball and the Poll-Winners, poured a can of Abbot and opened Vic Ash's autobiog. The Atomic Mr Basie next - Li'l Darlin's too slow I'll play it at 45 rpm and open a bottle of Bud. I'll read W.R. Burnett's The Asphalt Jungle with one hand and Chandler's The Big Sleep with the other to the accompaniment of Sonny Criss and a glass of Chardonnay.
You've got the idea - I'm working through the alphabet.
Daryl Sherman singing Johnny Mercer - what a way to go! Listening to Daryl singing Mercer's words is enough so I'll pass on Charlie Dickins and have a Dubonnet.
Harry Edison at The Haig - always loved that 10" LP - times running out I'll have to move up to 78 rpm, drink shorts and read concise versions of War and Peace and Encyclopedia Brittanica.
There's a knock at the door - is it the Grim Reaper himself calling to deal with me personally?
No, it's my next door but two neighbour who assures me the World isn't going to end for at least another week. Well this guy knows everything so maybe I will get to The Jazz Café and The Bridge tomorrow night as well as Marianne Faithfull at The Sage on Monday - you win some you lose some!
Lance.

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