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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

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, May 01, 2011

Jazz Rascals launch CD @ Barn Asia

Elaine Binney (vln); Peter Skeen (gtr/vcl); Keith Mills (bs); Jae Brooks (dms).
Have they changed the calender without telling me? They must have done for surely it is New Years Eve? Or so it seems in Barn Asia for Elaine Binney and the Jazz Rascals CD launch.
According to Elaine there are 150 people squeezed into the restaurant and she should know - her dad is on the door!
It's a fun night with the band stretching out on the CD tracks. People are drinking and dining and dancing - even I'm persuaded to shake a limb or two during Watermelon Man! This band is currently so hot they sizzle.
Well known north east guitarist Edd Carr say's he's never heard anything quite like it - stressing  that he is speaking in complimentary tones!
I know what he means. The CD is great but live, even with the inevitable feedback and acoustic hiccups, it is something else again.
Elaine had promised us a surprise guest and we certainly did get a surprise! A scantily clad lady, I didn't catch her name, performing amazing things sitting on a hoop dangling from the ceiling! She sings, I think, Spread My Wings and indeed she spreads more than her wings in various evocotive poses!
A memorable evening catch them when you can and check out the CD.
Lance.

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