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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.

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 @ Punch Bowl 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. SOLD OUT. Livestream available from £7.50.

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

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

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Salsa Café Jam - January 12

(Review by Peter Ninnim.)
This weeks Jam, which is organised by the Pink Lane Jazz Co-op, was probably the most successful yet. Not only were there a fair number of musicians playing solid jazz, there were many diners, with families and people in for a quiet drink or coffee, and indeed one or two escapees from the match! There was at least one Man. City fan!
What better thing to do on a winter Sunday afternoon but chill out with a meal and a glass of wine and listen to jazz!
The resident trio this week was delighted to welcome Barry Ascroft on piano who combined brilliantly with Dave Parker on Bass and Pete Ninnim on Drums. After a few teething troubles with the PA etc this was put right by the café personnel very quickly and the drummer was able to rest his brushes for a while.
John Rowland was his usual inspiring self on Tenor Sax, and the regular Stuart Mckie complemented the overall sound on Guitar. Stuart has not been playing Jazz guitar for very long (ex rocker I believe!) but he is making some lovely solos. Fi Finden arrived to give us some great Tenor and some tuneful and tasteful vocals. Stuart Finden added a third very welcome Tenor sax. Towards the end of the afternoon El Supremo (Pete Gilligan) popped in to sit in for a few numbers which is always very welcome.
Sitting with both hands full jammed under a staircase it’s not really possible to make a note of all the tunes but a fine version of On Green Dolphin Street stood out. The closing number was a great performance by the entire ensemble of Tenderly.
Next week; same time, same place; see you there.
Pete Ninnim

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