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Hugh Masekela: “I advise every kid to check out their past because without a past you are in limbo.” (Songlines December 2017)

Leo Richardson: “I think your image is really important. You look at those old Blue Note recordings and you look at the liner note, the booklet and they’re in the studio and they’re wearing shirt and ties. They used to wear suits all the time.” – (Jazzwise December 2017/January 2018)

Submissions for review

Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to them all other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance

Today Friday December 15

Afternoon

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz Café Christmas Party - Jazz Café. 8:00pm. Julija Jacenaite & Alan Law (8:00pm), Mo Scott Band (9:00pm). £10.00. (£8.00. advance).

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regent Farm Road, Gosforth NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 7:30pm. First night of two. A guaranteed sellout.

Kentucky Cowtippers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Ray Dales - Traveller’s Rest, West Auckland Road, Cockerton, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:30pm. £8.00.

The Standards - Bar Loco, Leazes Park Road, Newcastle NE1 4PG. 7:00pm. Free. South American band playing a Greenpeace benefit.

CoSYJO - Washington Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Fatfield, Washington NE38 8AB. Tel: 0191 561 3455. 7:00pm. £6.00. (£4.00. concs.). CoSYJO (City of Sunderland Youth Jazz Orchestra).

Smokin’ Spitfires - Platform 1, Station Street, Bedlington NE22 7JW. Tel: 01670 828808. 7:00pm. £5.50. Enhanced line-up (The Mighty Smokin’ Spitfires) with David Blakey (trumpet) & Lloyd Howell (drums).

Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.

Sophie Armstrong: Jazz at Christmas - Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Eastern Lane, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1AJ. Tel: 01289 330999. 7:30pm. £13.00.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Send us your Favourite Things of 2014

Don't procrastinate in sending your Gig of the Year, CD of the Year, Festival of the Year, Venue of the Year, Musician of the Year, Beer of the Year and any other 'Of The Years' you can think of!
Lance.

7 comments :

Hugh said...

OK, since you asked...

... Paul Edis Sextet - Mr Hipster would certainly be a contender

http://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/cd-review-paul-edis-sextet-mr-hipster.html#more

Roly said...

Scusy me picking a Blaydon gig this year but I have to pick Vasilis Xenopoulos with Paul Edis Trio. Brilliant stuff. From what I heard their gig at Opus 4 was fabulous too.

Bradley Johnston said...

Pat Metheny Unity Group - Manchester

Patti D. said...

Jazz gig of the year for me, probably - Paul Edis Sextet Mr Hipster @ Sage. Soul gig of the year - Chaka Khan with Incognito @ Hoochie Coochie. Venue(s) of the year - Hoochie Coochie and Pink Lane Jazz Caff.

Debra M said...

Some great gigs to choose from this year & I have 2 favourites. Gregory Porter of course… everything’s been said already - fantastic musician & band, & what made it in even more special was the reception they got from the crowd at Hoochie Coochie. Well done Warren for catching them just before GP went stellar, & I bet they enjoyed playing there more than Buckingham Palace. My joint favourite is the Kurt Elling & SNJO gig in Edinburgh a few weeks earlier – the most outstanding vocal performance I have seen, combined with top big band & excellent arrangements. It would be great to see Elling performing at The Sage .
Best wishes for 2015, & thanks for all your efforts

Russell said...

Hi Debra

Your wish has been granted...Kurt Elling (with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra) will be at Sage Gateshead on Wednesday 20 May!

Debra said...

We've got our tickets!!

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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