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Bebop Spoken There

Steve Race: "The personnel is different, notably in the inclusion of Ben Webster, always, to my mind, a rather half-hearted tenor player" - - New Musical Express, 16-9-1949.

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

13,508 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 926 of them this year alone and, so far, 90 this month (July 27).

From This Moment On

Wed 28: Ragtime Rewind Swing Band @ Assembly Rooms, 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET. 9:20pm. £8.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event (www.durhamfringe.co.uk).

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jaktar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Friday, June 22, 2012

Jazz America

Those of us of a certain age may well remember listening to Willis Conover's Voice of America Jazz Hour which was broadcast nightly from 1953 to 2005. Well Conover may have gone to the studio in the sky but his memory lives on with the current Voice of America program - Jazz America hosted by Russ Davis.
I've just listened to, among others, tracks by Bill Evans, Tal Farlow as well as Bela Fleck talking and playing Bluegrass Jazz on banjo - this program certainly has variety! Like the original, Jazz America is aimed at countries where jazz isn't readily accessible and English isn't always spoken so bear with the sometimes pedantic approach - the music is worth it. It was on VOA that I first heard The Atomic Mr Basie, Ellington at Newport 56 and Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section - who knows but that I may discover more gems!
Lance.

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