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Bebop Spoken There

Roseanna Vitro: "Have you ever tried singing a bridge to a Charlie Parker song? It just looks like the craziest thing in the world to me."- (DownBeat, January 2022)

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

13848 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 67 of them this year alone and, so far, 67 this month (Jan. 20).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Sun 23 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 23: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 23: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: Anth Purdy: Swing Jazz Guitar @ Blues & Bourbon, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: Svarc Hanley Longhawn @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 24: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 24: Vels Trio + Knats @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm. POSTPONED!

Tue 25: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 10:00am - 12 noon. Rehearsal session (open to the public) .
Tue 25: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Murray Wankling, Paul Grainger, King David Ike-Elechi.

Wed 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 26: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 26: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 26: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm .
Wed 26: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 27: Tobias Sarra & John Garner @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm .
Thu 27: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 27: Knats’ Night: Knats + Swannek @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:30pm. Free.
Thu 27: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm. CANCELLED! .
Thu 27: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 28: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: Ian Millar & Dominic Spencer @ Bishop Middleham Village Hall, Ferryhill. 8:00pm. £10.00.
Fri 28: Struggle Buggy @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Blues band.

Sat 29: Lindsay Hannon & Martin Douglas @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Life Drawing & Live Music. Enrol at: www.cobaltstudios.co.uk.

Sun 30 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 30: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 30: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 30: Hot Club du Nord @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 31: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Match and Fuse - WORLDSERVICE PROJECT's bigger bang

Free festival
15 & 16 June 2012
13 bands from 8 countries
the Vortex, Gillett Square, Dalston N16
WorldService Project have been tearing a path through the UK scene and with their ambitious initiative of Match & Fuse joint adventures in music, in touring exchanges with the brightest, dirtiest young European and Scandinavian bands since September last year. With 4 bi-monthly collaborations already and 1 on the go, in June they kick it up a level, bringing it all together in London for 2 free-for-all days… the first Match & Fuse festival. Powered by the musicians themselves, Match & Fuse has rapidly grown into an open collective with a 5 year plan of tours and festivals: 2012 London; 2013 Oslo; 2014 Rome…
⃝ Friday 15th evening in the Vortex Jazz Club
20.15 Alfie Ryner France, mashup big band WorldService Project/RedivideR/Alfie Ryner
21.30 Neo Italy 22.30 Led Bib UK 23.30 Owls Are Not What They Seem Poland
⃝ Saturday 16th afternoon in Gillett Square, N16
13.00 3 dancers 9 drummers 13.45 Hackney kids & match& fusers,
14.30 Les Rauchen Verboten Spain 15.45 Pixel Norway, 17.00 RedivideR Ireland,
⃝ Saturday 16th evening, Square and Vortex
In Vortex:
In Gillett Square:
17.45 Tribraco Italy
18.45 match&fuse big band
(18 musicians from all bands)
19.30 SynKoke Norway
20.30 WorldService Project UK
21.30 Tin Men and the Telephone Holland
22.30 Trio VD UK
23.30 Tubax Italy
ALL FESTIVAL SOUNDS http://soundcloud.com/match-2/sets/match-fuse-festival-2012-1
More about Match & Fuse http://matchandfuse.tumblr.com/about
And coming up in days before festival, match&fuse no. 5 regional dates
WorldService Project and Alfie Ryner Memorial
JUNE 11
Cambridge: Hidden Rooms, CB5 8BA
Tics £6/4 01223 514777 www.hiddenthing.com/
JUNE 13
Newcastle: Star and Shadow, Stepney Bank NE1
Tics £7/5 info@jazznortheast.com
JUNE 14
Bristol: The Hen and Chicken, 210 North Street. £10/7
storror.albertjazz@talk21.com 07766 741 417 http://jazzata.com/Venues.html#hen
FESTIVAL LINE-UP 15& 16 June 2012
WorldService Project (UK): Keyboardist Dave Morecroft leads “serious scronk jazz WSP crew through irreverent blend of face-slapping funk, odd metered grooves and a clutch of catchy, zizagging melodies all to dazzling effect.” Time Out http://worldserviceproject.tumblr.com/
Neo (Italy) progressive avant-punk jazz trio combining explosive energy, punk angularity with highly improvised music. http://www.facebook.com/NeoJazzTrio
Led Bib (UK) led by drummer Mark Holub, the sonic equivalent of a volcanic eruption backed by a fire storm. www.ledbib.com/
Owls Are Not (What They Seem) (Poland) aggressive drum n bass mixed with complex African rhythms. http://bandzone.cz/owlsarenotwhattheyseem#!/owlsarenotwhattheyseem?at=info
Les Rauchen Verboten (Spain) momentous speech that describes violence, landscapes and stories of a raw, joyful and at times sarcastic perspective on life www.myspace.com/lesrauchenverboten
Alfie Ryner (France) quintet of stirring music, elegant and poised jazz to punk to groove to bolero.
www.myspace.com/alfierynermemorial
RedivideR (Ireland) two-horns-no-chords quartet led by drummer Matt Jacobson - downtown grooves with catchy melodies + collective improvs and influential dose of Carnatic music of Southern India. http://www.facebook.com/redivider1?v=info
Tribraco (Italy) Pyscho jazz, stepping a fine balance between structured composition and free improvisation, syncopated and pressing rhythms. http://www.myspace.com/tribraco
SynKoke (Norway) ahead of the curve of Nordic jazz wave with a good nod to British prog rock.
http://www.facebook.com/synkoke
Tin Men and the Telephone (Holland) Seductive, funny, challenging, wicked –great musical depth and strong rhythms, jazz in a new guise. www.tinmenandthetelephone.com/site/
trioVD (UK) redefining preconceptions of contemporary British jazz to voracious crowds of old-proggers and muso-teens, virtuosity with mind-blowing coherence. www.myspace.com/triovd
Tubax (Italy) electro-dirty-progressive-funk on psycho-surreal mission to rid the cosmos of evil armed solely with synth, bass, drums www.facebook.com/TubaxSound?ref=ts&sk=app_2405167945
Pixel (Norway) led by bassist Ellen Andrea Wang – rockpopjazz http://www.reverbnation.com/pixel.
Lance.

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