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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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14454 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 732 of them this year alone and, so far, 30 this month (August 11).

From This Moment On ...

August

Thu 11: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 11: Baghdaddies @ Cumberland Arms, Newcastle. Time TBC.
Thu 11: Indigo Jazz Voices: Little Big Band Special @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm. POSTPONED!
Thu 11: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. Guests Donna Hewitt (sax) Josh Bentham (sax) Garry Hadfield (keys).

Fri 12: Ben Gilbert Trio @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm.
Fri 12: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 12: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 12: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.

Sun 14: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 14: Tees Valley Jazzmen @ Hammer & Pincers, Preston le Skerne. 1:00pm.
Sun 14: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ West Park, South Shields. 2:00pm.
Sun 14: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 14: Anth Purdy @ Blues & Bourbon, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 14: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Sun 14: Sunday Night Am Jam Special @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Note start time.

Mon 15: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 15: Stu Collingwood Organ Trio @ Black Bull, Blaydon. 8:00pm. Blaydon Jazz Club.

Wed 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 17: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 17: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 17: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

CD Review: Emil de Waal+Gustaf Ljunggren; Søren Kjærgaard featuring Elith ”Nulle” Nykjær.

Emil de Waal (dms); Gustaf Ljunggren (gtr/ten); Søren Kjærgaard (pno); Elith ”Nulle” Nykjær (clt).
I have to confess that Scandinavian jazz hasn't, in recent years, always grabbed me. However, when my Danish contact Jesper - a man whose judgement I respect - waxes eloquent I take note - Lance.
Sometimes there is music that just takes one by surprise. And then suddenly you discover that you are not the only one who is taken in by these vibes, the spirit and sound of this recording. It even sounds too traditional to be true. Usually I wouldn’t see myself sitting here getting ready to send you this recording. But What Emil de Waal+ Gustaf Ljunggren and Søren Kjærgaard feat. Elith "Nulle" Nykjær did with ”Danish Jazz Album of the Year” 2013 is astonishing. Here We get so much jazz that they even play some of jazz's greatest compositions. Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" and a medley of Ellington's "Such Sweet Thunder", "Purple Gazelle" and ”Very Special”. Stirred up with own compositions this is a 9 track travel into the pure enjoyment of music.
Emil de Waal + choose to ride in a musical track that does not exist. It is a recommended album for those who like music. It has just been awarded “Danish Jazz Album” of 2013 and is among most Danish critics “best of...” in 2013.
I hope you will embrace the music. Music that is so joyful is grounded in the spirit and tradition of what Danish jazz and its legacy is.
Jesper.
I've listened, took note and totally concur with the above. It's traditional and yet it's modern. This is no piss take but a sincere show of respect for the past and also a realisation that the past can also be the present and even the future.
Lance.
Emil de Waal+Gustaf Ljunggren; Søren Kjærgaard featuring Elith ”Nulle” Nykjær is available on itunes and Spotify.

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