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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.

Postage

13,359 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 777 of them this year alone and, so far, 51 this month (June 13).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Wed 16: Washboard Resonators @ Punchbowl Hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm). SOLD OUT!

Thu 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside (1:00pm).

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). CANCELLED TFN.

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). CANCELLED TFN.

Friday, January 17, 2014

CD Review: Herb Silverstein - Monday Morning.

Herb Silverstein (pno); Jeff Rupert (ten); LaRue Nickelson (gtr); Richard Drexler (bs); Marty Morell (dms).
(Review by Lance).
This is my first encounter with Herb Silverstein which is surprising as, apart from being a jazz pianist he is also, the blurb tells me, a doctor, ear surgeon, inventor, author and philanthropist. Founder of the Silverstein Institute and the Ear Research Foundation, Silverstein is also an avid skier and athlete - when, one wonders, did he ever find time to practice!
That he did is evident in this delightful album of original compositions expertly interpreted by his sidekicks.
Possibly Mingus, Shelly Manne, Bill Evans, early Miles and maybe a few others passed through his mind as he composed but if they did it was ephemeral - just enough to plant a few seeds!
Silverstein is a delicate pianist who swings in the most delightful way - his chord voicings are exquisite.
On tenor, Rupert brings to mind say, Richie Kamuka or Zoot whilst Nickelson has the Jim Hall, Herb, Barney feel to his playing.
Drexler's bass on the quirky Hungarian Waltz in A Minor reminds us of his impressive pedigree. Too vast to list here.
I'm not going to suggest this will be a CD of the Year but it will most likely be one I'll still be playing next December when many other discs by better known artists have been filed under Oblivion.
Lance.

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