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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

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, January 29, 2013

Jazz Photographers Past and Present.

Jazz and photography have gone hand in hand practically from the day the first Blue Note was heard in New Orleans and the moment was captured by a George Eastman Kodak camera. Since then those early grainy images have been developed (no pun intended) to today's digital imagery. There's ne'er a major festival nor a gig in a pub that doesn't have some happy snapper (often me!) shooting at The Hip. When it comes to pros however, it's a different matter.
Those wonderful shots by William P. Gottlieb. personified jazz in the 1930's/40's. William Claxton just about made the 1950's onwards his own - the unforgeable shots of Art Pepper or Chet Baker told you almost as much about the subject as the music itself. 
These were Americans but there were also British photographers - David Redfern perhaps the most well known from these shores.
And locally too, Kaveh Emami has taken some stunning shots at the  Jazz Café including this one of Paul Gowland taken at Keith Crombie's wake at the Town Wall Pub.
The photo of Sarah Vaughan (above) was from the work of the legendary Toronto Photographer the late George Hoeffler. Hoeffler left behind some stunning, pre-digital, work which is available in poster form from Blue Sun Images. Check them out.
Lance

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