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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!

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

Postage

15056 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 75 of them this year alone and, so far, 75 this month (Jan. 25).

From This Moment On ...

January

Sat 28: Tyneside Improvisers Workshop @ Ye Olde Cross, Ryton. 2:00-4:00pm. All welcome.
Sat 28: Secular Sounds in a Sacred Place @ Holy Cross Church, Ryton. 4:30-7:00pm. £10.00. Continuous performance featuring: Christian Alderson, Faye MacCalman, Sally Pilkington, John Pope. Event preceded by a Tyneside Improvisers Workshop (2:00pm, see above).
Sat 28: Entartete Musik @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. A Brundibár Arts Festival event.

Sun 29: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sat 28: Revolutionaires @ Brandling Villa, South Gosforth, Newcastle. 9:00pm. Rhythm & blues band.

Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Revolutionaires @ Greens, Low Row, Sunderland. 6:00pm. Rhythm & blues band with a horn section (inc. Pete Tanton).
Sun 29: Hypnotic Brass Band @ Cluny, Newcastle. 7:00pm (doors). £20.00.
Sun 29: Jam No.12 @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. Durham University Jazz Society jam session. All welcome (students & non-students).
Sun 29: Origin @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 30: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: ???

February

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 01: Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK: Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm.

Thu 02: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 02: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 2:30-4:30pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 02: Paul Skerritt Duo @ Tomahawk Steakhouse, High St., Yarm. 8:00pm.
Thu 02: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Kate Peters Septet @ The Bridge

Kate Peters (vcl); Matt Anderson (ten); Ian Chalk (tpt); Zezo Olimpio (keys); John Marley (bs); Aubin Vanns (gtr); Sam Gardner (dms).
(Review by Lance - photo courtesy of Adrian Tilbrook).
The Leeds Gang are back in town in the form of the Kate Peters' Sextet. They came, they played, Kate sang -  they conquered!
Ignoring for a moment the leaders tremendous vocals the band themselves are amazing. Mourning the loss of Abram Wilson, as many of us were, it somehow brought him alive listening to Ian Chalk's solos. Chalk has a drive and melodic intensity that reminded me of Abram.
Matt Anderson is a deceptive player. His solos begin low key and you wonder what the fuss is all about.. However, Matt isn't an up 'n' adam player. He explores the possibilities, has a few trial, exploratory phrases before deciding on the direction he's going to take and then - wham - he's got it and the fingers are in full flight, the ideas are flowing and you know he's nailed this one. 
Likewise guitarist Vanns - he turns the chord book inside out as he thrashes his way forward shredding chords all over the A19!
Marley and Gardner - what can I say? A rhythm section's rhythm section!
And as a bonus, we had Zezo Olimpio on keyboard which did no harm at all - his solo on Love For Sale was something special.
Oh yes and then there's Kate - Kiss Me Kate you were sensational!
The wordless bass/voice intro to Moanin' was an indication that this was going to be a night to remember and it was! It just kicked the whole thing into orbit as Kate soared  Birdlike  over 52nd St before, somehow, landing back on Castle Garth.
Most enjoyable.
Photos.
Lance.

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