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Bebop Spoken There

Jack Teagarden: "I never did like anything Ellington ever did. He never had a band all in tune, always had a bad tone quality and bad blend" - Metronome, April 1947.

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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

Fri 23: Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Durham. 1:00pm. Tickets: £6.00. + £2.00. bf. Tel: 03000 266 600.

Fri 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 7:30pm.

Fri 23: Helen Anahita Wilson & Shahbaz Hussain @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. SOLD OUT!

Fri 23 - Sun 25: The Globe Summer Festival @ The Globe, Newcastle. Multi-genre bill (jazz inc. Tenement Jazz Band, Nishla Smith). Various ticket options (live stream option available) see: www.jazz.coop.

Sat 24: Youth Ensembles present St Cuthbert Suite @ Sage Gateshead. 7:30pm. Composer Paul Edis conducts Folkestra, Jambone, Quay Voices & Young Sinfonia in a new arrangement of his St Cuthbert Suite. AVAILABLE ONLY AS A PRE-RECORDED STREAM ON YOUTUBE AT 7:30PM.

Sat 24: Simon O'Byrne & Paul Grainger @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 25: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 25: Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl Hotel, Newcastle. 3:30pm.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Week Ahead

The Cherry Tree this Monday night is rather special. Owner Peter Wardle makes a point of booking singers and musicians from out of the area when they're nearby hence we've had Veronica Chard, Sarah Ellen Hughes, Jo Harrup, Vasilis Xenopoulos and Tasha Seale.
Earlier this year, Tasha wowed the diners with her knock-out versions of, among others, Love Me Or Leave Me, Bye Bye Blackbird and All of Me as well as more contemporary material such as Billy Joel's New York State of Mind. In the meantime, she's had a baby and is now back swinging and singing. Coupled with the Stu Collingwood Trio and the Cherry Tree's reputation for fine dining this promises to be quite a night - don't let anyone tell you otherwise!
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The Tom Gibbs Quartet play The Bridge Hotel on Sunday night as part of a double bill with Sonsale. The Gibbs Quartet's CD Fear of Flying has just charted in the Top Ten of Mojo Magazine's top jazz albums of the year. As Sonsale include Corey Mwamba on vibes and Andy Champion on bass plus a couple of 'imports' this is another gig worthy of support. (Starts earlier than usual at 7:30pm).
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On Tuesday, Schmazz @ The Cluny features trumpet player Andre Canniere's group whilst on Thursday, The Cluny have Ginger Baker's Jazz Fusion which includes Pee Wee Ellis on tenor and Cream legend Baker on drums.
However, don't forget the grass roots gigs like the Jazz Café, Hoochie Coochie where Pete Gilligan hosts his end of the month jam session, The Chilli which has a Wednesday workshop (posh jam session) and the various trad venues.
Check out the listings in the RH column for further details.
Quite a week!
Lance.

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