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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.
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Postage

13,837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1254 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 23).

From This Moment On ...

October

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

November

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Preview Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2013. Jazz from the North

Sunday 7 April. Northern Rock Foundation Hall. 3:00 pm
Jazz from the North. 
(Preview by Russell)
Another helping of the very best of jazz from the north. One of these showcase sessions could be scheduled every day from now until next year’s festival and there would be so many great musicians still to be heard. 
Three bands feature over three hours and there is no better way to start than with Watson Walker Edis. North east based, world class - that’s Lewis Watson (tenor and soprano saxophones), Rob Walker (drums) and Paul Edis (piano). Sightings of the trio are rare. This will be only their fourth public performance. All three musicians contribute compositions. Pieces range from the pacific calm to the raging tempest. Thousands of gigs, then along come Watson Walker Edis. It makes it all worthwhile. Recommended. 
Trumpeter Neil Yates’ Five Countries Trio is an international affair - guitarist Zsolt Bende is based in Romania, percussionist Cormac Byrne resides in England - and this performance is in association with Jazz North (the new jazz development agency for the north of England). Expect folk and jazz melodies. Seek out their Five Countries CD. 
The afternoon concludes with a set by Oddarrang. Led by drummer/composer Olavi Louhivuori, the band from Finland boasts an interesting line-up; trombone, cello, guitar, double bass and Louhivuori’s drums. The northern tundra will chill the air. An ‘absorbing sonic landscape’ is promised. Oddarrang’s visit is supported by Music Finland, ESEK, Arts Council Finland and the Embassy of Finland. 
Russell.                

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