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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"

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

13,490 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 908 of them this year alone and, so far, 72 this month (July 23).

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).

Thursday, November 01, 2012

CD Review: The New Mastersounds - Out On The Faultline

Eddie Roberts (gtr/tambourine, vcl); Simon Allen (dms/vcl); Pete Shand (bs/vcl); Joe Tatton (org/pno/clt/vcl) + Joe Cohen (ten); Papa Moli (spoken word); The Jazz Mafia Horns - Cohen (ten), Adam Theis (tmb), Mike Olmos (tpt).
A Leeds based funk band that spends most of its time touring The States, Japan and mainland Europe, the New Mastersounds achieve a hypnotic groove that make sitting still an almost impossible task when listening to the shit (good shit) they're putting down on this CD. I'm trying to imagine them live in a club like Hoochie - or any club - they'd blow up a storm! Solid B3 sounds, guitar riffs, bass below and potent rhythmic percussion coupled with '70s vocal harmonies tells you where they 're at.
Redwood Jungle is augmented by the Jazz Mafia Horns who add variety and power to the ensemble and Papa Moli gives a spokenesque lilt to Welcome to Nola - a catchy New Orleans narrative. 
The New Mastersounds - Out On The Faultline is released on Monday November 5 by One Note Records.
Lance.

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