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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).

Monday, January 07, 2013

Mike Carr's Blue Note Band Re-visited.

Mention of Mike Carr and the Emcee Five at the Jazz Café on Sunday brought this CD by Mike Carr's Blue Note Band. to mind. I reviewed it a few years back and, upon re-listening, I find it just as captivating as I did then. It's as good as most things, with a few exceptions, that American Blue Note threw at us and, with Carr's groove based Hammond digging in deep, the Brothers Fishwick - true to the idiom - and tenor player Steve Kaldestad rattling through the changes, this is the kind of disc Keith would love to play in "The Caff" to keep the guys up to scratch.
Somehow, the Jazz Café, in its own way, seemed to bring the ambience we associated with The Down Beat, The Agogo, The New Orleans Club, Melbourne Street etc. back to life. Of course Keith was involved with them all so I suppose it isn't surprising. My two favourite organists are from the North-east. Mike Carr, the champ and Gerry Richardson the number one contender - oh yes and there's Mrs. Higgs who plays in the Comrades Club on Saturday, the one-armed fellow who plays in the Ex-Serviceman's and the vicar's wife who does things to the organ on Sunday mornings.
Lance.
I hope these notes weren't too blue!

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