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Bebop Spoken There

Maurice J. Summerfield: "Over dinner one night Barney [Kessel] told me about his seminar The Effective Guitarist, and in 1972 my company presented the first of twelve annual UK seminars in Newcastle upon Tyne." - (Just Jazz Guitar, September 1997)

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!

Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

15087 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 106 of them this year alone and, so far, 4 this month (Feb. 1).

From This Moment On ...

February

Fri 03: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 03: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: Abbie Finn Trio @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm.
Fri 03: Dilutey Juice @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Fri 03: Smoove & Turrell @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors). £25.00.
Fri 03: Struggle Buggy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Blind Pig Blues Club.

Sat 04: Alligator Gumbo @ St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm.
Sat 04: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: John Pope - Up Your Rhythm Game. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 04: King Bees @ Grainger Market, Newcastle. 6:30pm (doors). Live music, comedy, DJs, food stalls. £10.00. advance, £15.00. on the door. Blues band King Bees on stage 9:45-11:15pm. A Great Market Caper event.
Sat 04: Jives Aces @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.
Sat 04: Renegade Brass Band @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors).
Sat 04: Rendezvous Jazz @ Red Lion, Earsdon. 8:00pm. £3.00.

Sun 05 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 05: Rivkala @ Cumberland Arms, Newcastle. 6:00pm.
Sun 05: Jive Aces @ Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Sun 05: Dale Storr @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 05: Jam No.13 @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. Free. Durham University Jazz Society jam session. All welcome (students & non-students alike).

Mon 06: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 07: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 7:30pm. House trio: Alan Law (piano); Paul Grainger (double bass); Rob Walker (drums). Jam session reverts to a first & third Tuesday in the month schedule.

Wed 08: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 08: Jam session @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Free. TBC.
Wed 08: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 08: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 08: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 09: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 09: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm. £5.00.
Thu 09: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

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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