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Bebop Spoken There

John McDonough (reviewing Bright Red Dog’s In Vivo): “When you improvise on nothing, that’s what you get”. - DownBeat August 2021

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, March 07, 2016

CD Review: Aki Rissanen Trio - Amorandom

Aki Rissanen (pno); Antti Löjönen (bs); Teppo Mäkynen (dms). 
(Review by Lance).
We don't get very many jazz discs for review from Finland although this one actually came via London and Edition Records. So, in these cash-strapped times, when the team at Edition give it the thumbs up it's obviously got something.

Downbeat described Rissanen as  a Rising star around Europe. Dave Liebman said, "He [Aki] is one of the best young pianists I have heard in years." The Guardian [John Fordham?] kicked in with "A melodic imagination and instinct to blend the familiar into unfamiliar shapes." So accurately put that it makes me realise why he is working in the lofty heights of The Guardian and I'm going down the mean streets and shadowy alleys of BSH!
But yes, that does some it up so well. thank you John.
Contemporary piano, for sure, but not beyond comprehension - how could it be? it was composed for an animated film realised by, I quote, the grand old man of the Finnish animation scene, Antti Peränne.
I want to see that film!
Listen to Bird Vision.
Lance.
Available now on Edition Records.

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