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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.

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13,191 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 610 of them this year alone and, so far, 18 this month (May 4).

2021 APPJAG (All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group)

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May 6: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone. (CANCELLED!).

May 13: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (weather permitting).
May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Monday, April 08, 2013

GIJF Day 3: Afternoon Jazz

(Review by Russell)
The concourse at the Sage Gateshead boasts picturesque views of the Tyne, its bridges and the city of Newcastle over on the north bank. The platform offered free events throughout the weekend spanning the one hundred years’ history of the music celebrated at the 2013 Gateshead International Jazz Festival. 

The concert hall performers competed for the attention of the jazz audience but some of the free to all performances were a ‘must hear’. One such was the set by James Birkett and Bradley Johnston. Two guitarists, a generation apart, as one as exponents of the finest in jazz guitar. Johnston, the student player, took the lead on one tune after another. A half hour set flew by - Wave, Chicken a la Swing, Farmer’s Trust, Nuages, Spain - with the younger man on top form as soloist and rhythm maker. Dr Birkett clearly enjoyed working with Johnston and there was, perhaps, justifiable pride in hearing his protégé perform with distinction.         
Russell. 

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