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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.
Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST! --

Postage

13,837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1254 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 23).

From This Moment On ...

October

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.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

November

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

CD Review: Match & Fuse (No.4) World Service Project & Tribraco

Dave Morecroft’s developing project – Match & Fuse - introduces Italian band Tribraco. A four piece (two guitarists, bassist and drummer) formed in 2004 features on two tracks on the latest limited edition CD (no.4 in the series). 
The Human Cannonball (comp. Lorenzo Tarducci) confounds expectations with an opening Western swing feel (tight drumming by Tommaso Moretti) then perplexes the listener with an un-credited soprano saxophonist entering the fray (guitarists Tarducci and Dario Cesarini use loops/effects but surely don’t imitate a horn player?) Sergente di Ferro further confounds expectations (no bad thing) with a brooding sub-Zeppelin Euro rock workout (Moretti impressing once more in tandem with bassist Valerio Lucenti). 
Tribraco’s two tracks on this sampler CD (one very different to the other) encourage further investigation of the band’s recorded output. A better bet – check them out at a gig. World Service Project’s two tunes reaffirm the quintet’s credentials as subversive, challenging, committed pranksters. You get the riff, you’re into the groove…stop that, let’s go this way. The Screamer opens with drummer Neil Blandford in rockabilly mode, ‘bone man Raph Clarkson gurgles and in no time at all (Zorn Time) its Ska time, all-together-now lunacy, Morecroft’s modal Fender Rhodes and a solo contribution from bassist Conor Chaplin before the band take it out. Change the Fucking Record (listen to it and you’ll get the joke) jumps to Tim Ower’s tenor saxophone and Clarkson’s consistently good trombone work. 
A bonus track features an earlier Match & Fuse collaboration between WSP and Berlin trio Schulbus. World Service Project and Tribraco are currently touring the UK. 
Tonight (Wednesday 11 April) get along to Basingstoke (The Haymarket @ Anvil Arts www.anvilarts.org.uk), Thursday 12 April the bands roll up at the Vortex, London (www.vortexjazz.co.uk) and on Friday 13 April Birmingham (The Drum, Potters Lane, Aston www.the-drum.org.uk) gets a chance to hear the Match & Fuse project.
Russell

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