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Bebop Spoken There

John McDonough (reviewing Bright Red Dog’s In Vivo): “When you improvise on nothing, that’s what you get”. - DownBeat August 2021

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).

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

(Preview) Doctor (Contemporary) Jazz prescribes trio VD

Valentine’s Day has come early. This Saturday (December 1) at the Sage Gateshead the hottest trio on the planet - trio VD – returns to the Northern Rock Foundation Hall. The band’s Jazz Festival appearance resulted in a standing ovation and a similar reaction is to be expected this weekend. Key members of LIMA - Leeds Improvised Music Association - the trio of Chris Sharkey (guitar), Christoph de Bezenac (alto sax & electronics) and Chris Bussey (drums) will dazzle and amaze. Their music isn't for the faint-hearted; laser-like precision, mega riffs, rapier thrusts, swaggering virtuosity. The first CD Fill It Up with Ghosts was met with critical acclaim, the next one - Maze – is due out early next year and is sure to garner plaudits. Laden with prizes (Mojo, Jazzwise) trio VD will be an absolute treat for those with open ears. Arrive early to ensure you get a ticket. There is a support act and it all kicks-off at 8:15 pm.
Russell.               

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