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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Holland: "Back then, one of my first gigs was with Wally Fawkes and Johnny Parker at the Crown and Anchor in Islington, playing music that went back to the days of King Oliver. And I've always enjoyed the joyousness of that music, and the sound of everybody fitting together beautifully, improvising together." - Jazzwise, August 2021.

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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).

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday Afternoon ...

Chatted with a woman on the Metro on my way to Jesmond.  She told me how much she’d enjoyed visiting Rome, Florence and Milan.
Later, on my way back home, I walked down Newcastle’s Northumberland Street with the bustling crowds.
A young man was playing really good jazz flute, moving around the scales like nobody’s business.
Across the way, there was Pudsey Bear, collecting for charity. 
Further on, another young man, playing gutsy, Hendrix-like guitar, although he was far too young to have been alive at the same time as Hendrix.
Then came a roar from the direction of St James Park
Another few steps and there was a man on African drums, playing a tricky rhythm which many a lion and gazelle must have heard.
Another St James roar.
Then I thought of the Jazz Café a few yards further on, where the jam would be starting up, where anyone with a jazz feel and an instrument could get up and join in.
And I realised that I didn't want to be anywhere else but Newcastle, just for that time. 
Ann Alex.

1 comment :

Lance said...

Ann - you shouldn't have posted that here but sent it to the Newcastle tourist board - it made me want to be in Newcastle!

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