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Bebop Spoken There

Rickie Lee Jones: "There's lots of music and not so much celebrity. I guess I'll stay here [New Orleans] for a while if it doesn't get washed away in the flood." - (The Observer 18.04.21)

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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

13,107 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 526 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (April 16).

Bar Manager Required

The Jazz Co-op are looking for an experienced bar manager who can be available to start when The Globe reopens in May.

Preference will be given to a suitably qualified person who lives relatively near to The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD.

Interested parties please follow this link.

Coming soon ...

April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Tales of the Unexpected @ The Jazz Café

On the back wall a screening of the Basie Band playing One O'Clock Jump segued into the Ellington Band with Gonsalves to the fore. This was followed by Harry James and Buddy Rich which in turn was followed (live) by Doug Fielder (ten) and Colm Rooney (pno) playing It Had To Be You. A certain period of adjustment was called for.
Enter Pete Gilligan who you may recall fell off a wall and broke his wrist. Undeterred, he took to the keys and played some fine one-handed piano - he later played one-handed drums!
One by one the usual suspects drifted in. Stu Findon on tenor and bass guitar, Paul Grainger on double bass and drums, Fiona Littlewood on voice and tenor. Harley Johnson on keyboard, Colm Rooney now on drums and later bass guitar. Matthew Office played guitar and of course looking good and sounding good Sarah Trevena played soprano.
A good crowd in too.
Lance.

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