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George "Big Nick" Nicholas: "This band [George Adams-Don Pullen Quartet] is a bitch on roller skates, baby. They'll run you over if you ain't ready" (JazzTimes April, 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

14250 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 469 of them this year alone and, so far, 69 this month (May 19).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Sun 22 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 22: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 22: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 22: Abstract Orchestra plays J Dilla @ Wylam Brewery, Newcastle. 7:30pm. CANCELLED!
Sun 22: Panharmonia @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 23: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 25: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 25: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 25: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 26: Deep Pope + Garner & Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00.
Thu 26: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 26: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 26: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 27: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Fergus McCreadie Trio @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.

Sat 28: Jack Logan & the Swing Section @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

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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