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Gretchen Parlato: "There's always an essence of the original [tune] that should be protected. I try to find that first - it's the thing that draws me to the material" - (DownBeat, March 2021)

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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'"


12,579 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 298 of them this year alone and, so far, 19 this month (March 4).

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

New Venue

A new venue (formerly Blue Coyote) on Pilgrim Street opposite the old fire station is soon to open with a regular programme of jazz. Details as follows: Hoochie Coochie, 54 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130
The live jazz interest is: Thursday 25 August Steve Fishwick Quartet Steve Fishwick (tpt/flg), Matt Fishwick (dms), Ross Stanley (pno) & Tom Cawley (Fender Rhodes).
Sunday 11 September James Taylor Quartet (7:00 pm). £17.50.
Saturday 8 October Brand New Heavies (7:00 pm). £30.00.
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