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Bebop Spoken There

Steve Race: "The personnel is different, notably in the inclusion of Ben Webster, always, to my mind, a rather half-hearted tenor player" - - New Musical Express, 16-9-1949.

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

13,508 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 926 of them this year alone and, so far, 90 this month (July 27).

From This Moment On

Wed 28: Ragtime Rewind Swing Band @ Assembly Rooms, 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET. 9:20pm. £8.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event (www.durhamfringe.co.uk).

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jaktar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Monday, May 26, 2014

Five Blind Boys of Alabama/North East Gospel Choir @ Sage Gateshead May 25.

Multiple choices on this bank holiday Sunday. Stacey Kent at the Customs House, Slowlight Quartet at the Star and Shadow, NE4 at the Bridge and the Five Blind Boys From Alabama at Sage Gateshead. I opted for the latter gig which wasn't, perhaps, my best ever decision.
Don't get me wrong - they do what they do do brilliantly and it was much appreciated by the sparsely populated Hall One - just wasn't my thing!
Earlier, the North East Gospel Choir gave a spirited performance. Leader Sharon Durant, apart from being an inspiring conductor, also indicated that she is a fine singer in her own right. Like to hear more of her.
Lance.

1 comment :

Hugh said...

Should have gone to Customs House!

Although to be fair, "This multilingual project is a natural progression of Stacey Kent’s musical journey, and will no doubt appeal to her established international audience*. However, it is unlikely to satisfy those who prefer more vocal dynamism and improvisation." (http://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/cd-review-stacey-kent-changing-lights.html#more),

For those of us who are 'among that number*' it was a tour de force.

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