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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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13,348 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 766 of them this year alone and, so far, 40 this month (June 11).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Fri 11: Faye Aspinall @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Solo, ‘postmodern jazz singer’.

Sat 12: Tribute to Gerry Hughes (Tees Hot Club) @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 12 noon (jazz 2:00-3:30pm). £5.00. Outdoor event. Details from 01642 823813.

Sun 13: Vieux Carré Hot Four @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay (12 noon).

Sun 13: Sunday Jazz @ The Radio Rooms, Berwick (2:00pm).

Sun 13: Charlotte Keeffe Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. (8:00pm). £10:00. Advance booking essential at: www.jazz.coop.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Some Local Jazz History

I'm an expat Geordie clarinettist, who left the area for Carlisle in 1962, and who, I'm pleased to report, is still playing in the Kendal/Morecambe area.
I've just been down to the funeral in Guildford of my old friend Phil Johnson, with whom I played in a short-lived band called the KC Stompers, and his son gave me the attached cutting which I thought might be of interest.   The date would have been sometime in winter 1956-7.
Incidentally, I joined the Alley Cats in 1957 or 58 and played alongside Joe Errington and Allan Palliser for about 2 years (I've seen the photo of the band on your website, but the clarinettist must have been the guy who preceded me).
Great website, by the way - keep up the good work!
Bruce Carnaffin

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