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Bebop Spoken There

Alan Barnes: "Normally you can cobble a set together with five guys on the back of an envelope over the first pint and it's just fine. Livestreaming isn't like that." - (Jazzwise July 2021)

Archive quotes.

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

13,381 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 799 of them this year alone and, so far, 73 this month (June 20).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Thu 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside 1:00pm).

Thu 24: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 25: Hot Club du Nord @ St Mary's Parish Hall, Barnard Castle. 7:00pm. Tickets: £15.00. + bf. A Barnard Castle Rotary Club event. POSTPONED!

Fri 25: Archipelago + Faith Brackenbury @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle (8:00pm). £10.00. & £8.00. Echoes to the Sky album launch. A GCT Jazz Club-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Fri 25 Alter Ego @ Traveller's Rest, Cockerton, Darlington (8:00pm). POSTPONED!

Sat 26: Tyne Valley Big Band @ The Sele, Hexham (3:45pm).

Sun 27: Vieux Carré Hot Four @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay (12 noon).

Sun 27: Noel Dennis Trio @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). £10.00. Advance booking essential: . A Jazz Co-op-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Tue 29: Dean Stockdale Trio @ The Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Peterlee (£1:00pm). Tickets £6.00. + bf from: www.ticketsource.co.uk

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

CD Review: The Swing City Trio - What a Little Moonlight Can Do!

Steve Andrews (ten/clt); Roy Cansdale (bs); Roly Veitch (gtr/vcl).
A delightful little gem by three outstanding yet understated (and often underrated!) musicians.
On tenor Andrews takes a central path flanked by Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster to produce some of the best mid-period tenor solos around - and I don't mean around here - I mean around anywhere. Likewise his sound on an old plastic Boosey and Hawkes Regent clarinet indicates that that instrument was worthy of much more than the student market it was aimed at!
Steve even uses a tin whistle on Tishimingo Blues to great effect.
Roly, as well as his sensitive guitar chording, gently croons several of the songs he often features on gigs. In particular, I Wished on the Moon, I Saw Stars and The Touch of Your Lips stand out although, in truth, there aren't any 'throwaway tracks'.
Ably supported by Roy Cansdale's bass, this is one of those CDs that exude class and if you play it in the car make sure the seat recliners work you know What a Little Moonlight Can Do - you could hit lucky!
To purchase or to listen to soundbites...
Lance.

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