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Bebop Spoken There

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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

13,367 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 785 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (June 16).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop. SOLD OUT. Livestream available from £7.50.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Thu 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside 1:00pm).

Thu 24: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Jazz in Amsterdam Part 3 (of 3). November 25

Café Alto.
This is a very narrow and long bar with a tiny stage at one end,but is the perfect place that jazz lovers like to be. A typical jazz club setting but with free entry.
The night we were there an un-named quartet were on, hard hitting tenor sax. player, guitarist, electric bass,and drums,who all just managed to get onto the stage and played a lot of pleasurable mainstream jazz, mostly popular/standards pieces .
We left at 1am and I'm sure they had a few more sets to play that night.Again the band were good musicians and we were reluctant to leave it was so good, but we were going home the next day so could not stay till the end.Would go again without question if I could,especially to see Candy Duffler and her father who both play there on occasions I am told.
Conclusion: If you are in Amsterdam and interested in Jazz/World music it's a good place to be!!
Ron Ainsborough.

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