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Bebop Spoken There

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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

13,381 (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

Monday, July 25, 2011

Zoe Gilby Quartet @ The Cherry Tree, Restaurant, Jesmond.

Zoe Gilby (vcl); Mark Williams (gtr); Andy Champion (bs); Richard Brown (dms).
Ham Hock Terrine, Crisp Hen's Egg, Dandelion Leaf and Warm Toast washed down with Antonio Carlos Jobim's Waters of March made for one glorious starter.
The Chef at the Cherry Tree has the qualities that Leiber and Stoller extolled in Zoe's next number - Some Cats Know.
This guy certainly knows how to put together a Butter Roast Corn Fed Chicken, Silver Chard and Roasting Juices main course and Zoe knows how to serve up a ballad like Time After Time.
Our girl, forsaking her diva dresses for a modest mini, told the story (in song) of a London pub - The Midnight Bell. Based on one of Patrick Hamilton's stories from his trilogy Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky, it's a Zoe original that captures the despondent and depressive mood of the book perfectly.
The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines - was there ever a more enigmatic song title?
A Weaver of Dreams, I'm Always Drunk in San Fransisco, I Only Have Eyes For You were all done in Zoe's unique style whilst the Vanilla Panna Cotta, English Raspberries and Raspberry Shortbread were equally scrumptious.
Messrs. Champion and Williams left their ACV hats at The Bridge and played some tasty solos.
Mark's blast on Caravan kept wagon wheels turning whilst those who hadn't previously heard 21 (?) year old drummer Richard Brown were sent into orbit.
Centrepiece, followed by That Old Black Magic brought things to a close. In the former, Zoe and Mark traded off each other whilst Andy did a bit of 'sawing' in the latter.
An evening of good food and good music.
Lance.

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