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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" - Musical Express, 16-9-49.
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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

13,490 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 908 of them this year alone and, so far, 72 this month (July 23).

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).

Friday, November 20, 2015

CD Review: Peter Ehwald - Double Trouble Live.

Peter Ehwald (Tenor/Soprano); Robert Landfermann, Andreas Lang Jonas (Double Basses); Jonas Burgwinkel – Drums.
This live quartet album is somewhat different in that it features two double bass players (does that make it a quadruple bass?). I can’t say it adds to the overall listening experience to be honest, but I’m sure those present at the recording would have appreciated the novelty of the 8 strings. In the main this album is a vehicle for Ehwald’s compositions. His sax playing on both tenor and soprano is well supported by the double double bass players and I detected some very fine work by drummer Burgwinkel which I guess makes me a bit of a winkelpicker.  Ehwald is indeed a very fine player and in this format plays in a very free and uncompromising manner. Not easy listening but well worth a concentrated listen.
Steve H.

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