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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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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.

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

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party @ Village Hotel, nr. Shiremoor. Day Two Afternoon Nov. 2

Daryl Sherman, Cécile McLorin Salvant (vcl); Andy Woon (tpt); Matthias Seuffert (reeds); Jeff Barnhart (pno); Henry Lemaire (gtr); Malcolm Sked (bs); Riohard Pite (dms).
Highlight of this afternoon's session was The Beguiling Lee Wiley. No, Jess Stacy's former wife hadn't been reincarnated then, yet again, maybe she had in the form of Daryl Sherman and Cécile McLorin Salvant! 
Daryl opened the innings with I've Got a Crush on You complete with verse then told us about Lee Wiley, her life, and the inspiration her music had had on her, before going into Oh Look at me Now.
Cécile stepped up for Easy To Love and Tea For Two done a la Wiley rather than O'Day! I had to pinch myself - surely I was dreaming! Could two such world class singers be sharing a stage in an hotel near Shiremoor? And, throughout the weekend, with musicians from at least seven different countries and with fans from even further afield! Perhaps the organisers should insert "international" into the title!
Daryl returned for Street of Dreams, again including the verse, and Cole Porter's little known Let's Fly Away. This latter number saw our girl's final chorus interspersed with some fancy, yet restrained, drum exchanges between Pite and Daryl.
Cécile gave us a beautiful I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues, Daryl countered with Fun to be Fooled and the two girls duetted on S'Wonderful with Daryl taking over on piano.
Needless to say, the band were superb - Barnhart is a Monster on piano! Andy Woon, Matthias and Lemaire (on guitar) excelled and Pite - perfection on percussion.
Cécile is charming and Daryl is delightful - who cares that it is raining outside!
In the photo, French reedman Jean-Francois Bonnel is in the centre with Daryl (l) and Cécile (r)
Lance.

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