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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'"

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13,822 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1239 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 18).

From This Moment On ...

October

Wed 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 20: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 20: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 20: Jeremy McMurray & the Jazz Pocket Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 8:00pm.

Thu 21: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 21: NUJO Jazz Jam @ Bar Loco, Newcastle. 7:00pm. Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra.
Thu 21: Alter Ego @ St James' & St Basil's Church, Newcastle 7:30pm.
Thu 21: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 21: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 22: Mick Shoulder Quartet @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Quartet featuring Alex Clarke (BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year finalist).
Fri 22: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: Paul Edis Trio w Ruth Lambert @ St Cuthbert's Centre, Crook. 7:30pm.
Fri 22: Michael Feinstein @ Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Fri 22: Peter Morgan Trio @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 23: Mary Coughlan @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sat 23: Têtes de Pois @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 24 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 24: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 24: Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir @ The Globe, Newcastle. 4:00pm.
Sun 24: Milne Glendinning Band @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 25: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

CD Review - Paul Edis Sextet: There Will Be Time

Paul Edis (pno); Graham Hardy (tpt/flug); Graeme Wilson (ten); Chris Hibbard (tmb); Mick Shoulder (bs); Adam Sinclair (dms).
The Paul Edis Sextet are one of the more popular bands on the Splinter Circuit and, on the evidence of this CD, justifiably so.
Twelve original tracks - ten by Paul two by Graeme Wilson - that really are original and, as I've said before, some of these compositions should be in every band's library alongside Joyspring and Take The A Train. In actual fact, Wilson's strangely titled Hey There You Hosers has a distinct Joyspring feel to it. (What is a Hoser?)
The opening track, Administrate This, a rolling funk groove sees Graham Hardy growling like an Ellingtonian. Hardy is in fine form throughout on both trumpet and flugel horn. Vamp, a melodic, probing theme displays his rich full sound on the latter instrument - smooth as a glass of buttermilk. I Wish I Was a Monk is a catchy theme that could easily become a song. Paul plays a piano intro into the tune before some superb tenor from Wilson who takes it apart returning it to the composer who hands it over to Adam Sinclair. The ensemble take it out. I'll be humming this tune all day!
Angular, one of the band's.most played live pieces puts Hibbard into the spotlight with some great slide-work  until Wilson once again takes control. There Will Be Time. The title track is a dreamy, richly textured score that has Edis and bassman Shoulder exploring the harmonic structure. Hibbard is again given the opportunity to shine which he does beautifully. The trombonist also features on another moody piece - Elegy.
Edis' Blues For Dad - dedicated to Jerry Edis - has some classic blues piano and a Slam Stewart style hummed bass solo.
Sharp 9/8 is clever and brings Hardy back into the game the horn man stretching out over the unusual rhythm.
The front line all contribute to Revelation and Wilson, Hibbard and Hardy have a good blast on Wilson's Up Late.
The disc is peppered with Edis solos and we've had a lot of praise for Paul the Pianist lately but this is much more - Paul the Pianist, the Composer, the Arranger.
The disc is officially launched at the Lit and Phil on Friday March 2 - I hope he's prepared for a lot of sales!
.http://www.pauledis.co.uk/
Lance.

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