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Bebop Spoken There

Gretchen Parlato: "There's always an essence of the original [tune] that should be protected. I try to find that first - it's the thing that draws me to the material" - (DownBeat, March 2021)

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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'"

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12,579 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 298 of them this year alone and, so far, 19 this month (March 4).

Friday March 5

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK GIBSON & LEE GIBSON

Sunday, November 04, 2012

A66 Road Trip Part 1 - Frank Brooker's Happy Chappies @ Darlington Jazz Club November 3.


Frank Brooker (clt/ten/vcl); Greg Wadman (tpt/vcl); Jim Wright (bjo/, gtr/vcl;) Phil Kampen  (bs); Rod “Animal” McNamara (Dms).
Dixie Jazz with the emphasis on fun! Not just content to keep feet tapping with their own brand of swing music they feature some of the greatest jazz favourites. Labelled the “Harbingers of Hokem and Hilarity” they have just recorded their first CD “Keep on Smiling". Several numbers with an African sound added to an eclectic mix of styles from this pro band
      An appreciative audience of long time regulars to the club stayed for three 45 minute sets.
 I Won’t Dance, That's a Plenty, Singin' the Blues, Louisian-i-a, When I’m 64, Skokiaan, I’d Climb the Highest Mountain, Windows, My Buddy, Jumping at the Woodside   
On Treasure Island, The Martinique, Isle of Capri, Bad Penny Blues, Mandela, Corrina Corrinaa, I May be Wrong, Stomping at the Savoy, Bloodshot Eyes, Seven Come Eleven
     Treme song, Lily of the Valley, Creole Jazz, Route 66 (A66 was the bands road home!) Weatherbird Rag, Oriental Man, Rockin' Chair, St. Thomas, That’s my Home
This band lives up to what it says on the tin – they (and the audience) go home as Happy Chappies.
John T.

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