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Bebop Spoken There

Chick Corea: "Things feel good when there's a lot of music happening." - (DownBeat August 2005 (unpublished. Published posthumously April 2021 ).

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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'"

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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, July 17, 2011

Today

It's raining - to be polite about it - and the Chilli Road Band have an open-air gig providing the "inspiration" for the runners to complete the Great North 10K Run.
Admittedly we are in a what is described as a marque although small tent would be a better description. I should explain that the CRB, today, consisted of steel drums, pans, congas, kit, 5 trumpets, trombone, 3 saxes and flute. It was all very intimate - and wet and muddy!
Nevertheless, Canteloupe Island, The Chicken, Blue Bossa, Ska Blues and other numbers certainly got the runners increasing their pace!
It was a non stop blow and I felt knackered after "swimming" home.
I decided today there would be no Jazz Café, Central Bar or Bridge Hotel. Apologies all round.
Instead I read Let Me Die by Megan Abbott and watched Mark Cavendish win yet another stage of Le Tour.
If you haven't read Megan Abbott and like Raymond Chandler this babe is Chandler's literary heir.
I'm now chilling out with Peggy Lee's Dream Street. I've got Dream Street on CD but I'm playing the vinyl - scratches and all - sounds better that way!
A can of Old Speckled Hen also helps the ambiance and I raise a glass to Eric ...
Come to think of it we should all be raising a glass to Eric or at least paying tribute with a comment or two...
Lance.

1 comment :

Liz said...

Well Lance you do remarkably well in all your endeavours. I have heard some good sounds today, Radio York on a Sunday eve has Neil Foster playing some wonderful stuff, and he invites live phone calls (which I take up) also listening to Mel Tormé earlier singing Midnight Sun, Bossa Nova style just sent me into raptures
Liz

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