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Faye McCalman: "For a while I would hear other artists and feel that I need to be like that person, have what they have; but then I realised that everyone has their own thing and what I connect with most is when I can tell an artist is just being themselves." - (Jazzwise July 2021)

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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

13,367 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 785 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (June 16).

From This Moment On

JUNE

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

Sun 20: Vieux Carré Hot Four @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay (12 noon).

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!

Thu 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside 1:00pm).

Thu 24: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 25: Hot Club du Nord @ St Mary's Parish Hall, Barnard Castle. 7:00pm. Tickets: £15.00. + bf. A Barnard Castle Rotary Club event.

Fri 25: Archipelago + Faith Brackenbury @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle (8:00pm). £10.00. & £8.00. Echoes to the Sky album launch. A GCT Jazz Club-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Fri 25 Alter Ego @ Traveller's Rest, Cockerton, Darlington (8:00pm). POSTPONED!

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Salsa Jam January 5.

Pete Grainger (bs); Peter Ninnin (dms); Stuart McKie/Simon Stephenson (gtr); Grahame Easthope (ten) + Kath Jobes/? (vcl); Ray Burns (hca/vcl); Pete Gilligan (dms).
Jam sessions are never consistent. Whether it's the WI debating upon the merits of Mrs Murphy's Marmalade (rumoured to have been bought at Sainsbury's) or Mrs O'Shaughnessy's Blackcurrent (said to contain illegal substances) or the guys and gals socking it to them at the Salsa Café, it has to be said that the products are variable.
Today, without the guiding lights of Dave Parker, Chris Finch or John Rowland, The ship was steered by Paul Grainger who expertly guided his troops through the chordal minefields of C Jam Blues ("It's by Duke Ellington!" exclaimed one of the neophytes - how I longed to be back in that beautiful age of youthful enlightenment!)
Kath Jobes and Barry (Garry?) sang a couple - Debra Milne too but it was Ray Burns who kicked the gong around! Eschewing the mic he sang Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out and later Misty.
A good session. Easthope on tenor was a new name to me but he blew some nice sounds even when he wasn't too sure of the tune. But that's what jams are all about an opportunity to get in there and have a taste. All flavours are catered for!
Lance.
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