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Bebop Spoken There

Victor Wooten: "People don't expect to have bass players get together and sound like music and not just like a bunch of elephants" (JazzTimes April, 2022)

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.
Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST! --

Postage

14226 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 445 of them this year alone and, so far, 45 this month (May 13).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Wed 18: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 18: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 18: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 18: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 19: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 19: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Thu 19: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 19: 58 Jazz Collective @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. TBC.

Fri 20: Andrea Vicari Trio @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Vicari (piano), Andy Champion (double bass), Abbie Finn (drums).
Fri 20: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: Swing Bridge @ Garden House Coffee, Hallgate, Hexham. 4:05pm.
Fri 20: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Fri 20: Customs House Big Band w Ruth Lambert @ Exchange, North Shields. 7:30pm.
Fri 20: Andrea Vicari Trio @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £12.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club. Vicari (piano), Andy Champion (double bass), Abbie Finn (drums).

Sat 21: Elkie Brooks @ Whitley Bay Playhouse. 7:30pm.
Sat 21: Jools Holland’s R & B Orchestra @ The Hippodrome, Darlington. 7:30pm.
Sat 21: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 22 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 22: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 22: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 22: Abstract Orchestra plays J Dilla @ Wylam Brewery, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Sun 22: Panharmonia @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 23: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 25: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 25: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 25: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Jam Session @ Salsa Café, Newcastle, January 19.

(Review by Peter Ninnim).
So listen.
It’s Sunday; it’s raining; there’s netball on the sports channel; omnibus soap operas on BBC.
You could get stuck into the DIY and score a few points, snooze on the sofa, go to Eldon Square or the Metro centre, OR you could come along to the Salsa Café, bring the kids, and relax with a drink and something to eat and listen to some cool jazz.
Sunday gone was the day for a really entertaining session with new players arriving and a solid rhythm section providing the foundations. Kay Usher brought her electric violin along and kicked off proceedings with an entertaining performance of Honeysuckle Rose. Husband John Usher adding to the ensemble with some tasteful guitar. This was followed by Moonlight in Vermont and Lady be Good
Fi Finden played tenor and introduced Sugar, a tune by Stanley Turrentine and not one with which I’m familiar. All the Things you are and a vocal on Tenderly followed.
The tunes were coming thick and fast and your reporter will have to have a bigger pad so forgive me if some of the attributes are a bit off.
John Rowland gave us Embraceable You as well as, of course, playing on most of the other numbers. Ray Burns joined in on harmonica for Indiana and Jen Errington sung On Green Dolphin Street and Good Morning Heartache and very nicely too. Stuart McKie combined rhythm guitar with some very thoughtful solos, taking it in turns with John Usher, this really worked well.
Kath Jobes provided the vocal on Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to you, Autumn Leaves and I’m Beginning to See the Light; her voice seems to improve each week. Barry Ascroft on Piano , Dave Parker and Peter Ninnim on bass and drums respectively set off Blue Bossa with the horns, including Stuart Finden on Tenor. Among other tunes featured were A Nightingale Sang in Berkely Square, Secret Love and a welcome performance of Angel Eyes by Lindsay Hannon.
No Jam next week; see you on the February 2..
Peter Ninnim

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