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Bebop Spoken There

Raymond Chandler: “ I was walking the floor and listening to Khatchaturian working in a tractor factory. He called it a violin concerto. I called it a loose fan belt and the hell with it ". The Long Goodbye, Penguin 1959.

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.

Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST!

Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Simon Spillett: A lovely review from the dean of jazz bloggers, Lance Liddle...

Josh Weir: I love the writing on bebop spoken here... I think the work you are doing is amazing.

Postage

16350 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 230 of them this year alone and, so far, 27 this month (April 11).

From This Moment On ...

April

Sat 13: Giles Strong Quartet @ Claypath Deli, Durham. 7:00-9:00pm. £10.00.
Sat 13: Phantom Bagman + Forgetmenots @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 7:30pm.£5.00. + bf. Upstairs.
Sat 13: Rockin’ Turner Brothers @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig. Downstairs.

Sun 14: Am Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Free.
Sun 14: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 14: Alan Law, Jude Murphy & Tim Johnston @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 7:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Sun 14: JazzMain @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 15: Dave Newton @ Yamaha Music School, Seaforth St., Blyth NE24 1AY. 1:00 - 1:45pm. £8.00. + bf. Newton, solo piano.
Mon 15: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Mon 15: Hideout @ Cluny 2, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.50 + £1.33 bf. Feat. Sleep Suppressor + Flat Moon.
Mon 15: Russ Morgan Quartet @ The Black Bull, Blaydon. 8:00pm. £8.00.

Tue 16: The Horne Section’s Hit Show @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 7:30pm.
Tue 16: Jam session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free. House trio: Bradley Johnston, Paul Grainger, Bailey Rudd.

Wed 17: Bailey Rudd (Minor Recital) @ The Music Studios, Haymarket Lane, Newcastle University. 11:40am. Bailey Rudd (drums). Open to the public.
Wed 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 17: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 17: The Horne Section’s Hit Show @ The Gala, Durham. 7:30pm. SOLD OUT!
Wed 17: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Thu 18: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 18: NONUNONU @ Elder Beer Café, Chillingham Road, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Thu 18: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm (doors 7:30pm). £8.00. + bf. Support act TBC.
Thu 18: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig. Ragtime piano.
Thu 18: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guest band night with Just Friends: Ian Bosworth (guitar); Donna Hewitt (sax); Dave Archbold (keys); Ron Smith (bass); Mark Hawkins (drums).

Fri 19: Cia Tomasso @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. ‘Cia Tomasso sings Billie Holiday’. SOLD OUT!
Fri 19: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 19: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 19: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 19: Lindsay Hannon: Tom Waits for No Man @ Seventeen Nineteen, Hendon, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Fri 19: Levitation Orchestra + Nauta @ Cluny 2, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors). £11.00.
Fri 19: Strictly Smokin’ Big Band @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 8:00pm. ‘Ella & Ellington’.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

GIJF - Day Three Line-up (Today Sunday April 17)

Philosophy of Improvisation Workshop | 11:00am | St Mary’s Heritage Centre  
Discussions. Participants inc musicians Mike Baggetta (US), Steve Beresford (UK),  Louise Gibbs (UK) & Kris Tiner (US), writers Philip Clark & Andy Hamilton.
Drop-in event (11:00am-5:00pm), free but ticketed, at St Mary’s adjacent to Sage.
Presented by Durham University 
Noel Dennis, Zoë Gilby & Mark Williams | Concourse | 1:00-1:30pm
Café Society Swing | Sage Two | 2:00pm | £13.50
Vimala Rowe (voc), Ciyo Brown (voc), Alex Webb (piano), Denys Baptiste (tenor), 
Sue Richardson (trumpet), Winston Rollins (trombone), Shaney Forbes (drums) ao.
Percy Purseglove & Liam Noble + Malija | NRFH | 2:30pm | £12.50
A ‘Europe Makes Music’ concert.
Malija: Mark Lockheart (tenor & soprano saxophones, bass clarinet), Liam Noble
(piano) & Jasper Høiby (double bass)
Archipelago | Concourse | 2:00-2:30pm
Faye MacCalman (tenor), John Pope (double bass) & Christian Alderson (drums) 
Blind Monk Trio | Concourse | 3:00-3:30pm
Bob Whittaker (tenor), Hugo Harrison (double bass) & Johnny Hunter (drums)
Paul Taylor | Concourse | 4:00-4:30pm
Taylor (solo piano)
Periscopes + 1 | Concourse | 4:45-5:30pm
Emiliano Vernizzi (sax), Alessandro Sgobbio (piano) & Nick Wright (drums)
Make It/Break It | Concourse | 6:30pm
Chris Sharkey conducts 50 musicians in a Festival commission
Simon Spillett Quartet | NRFH | 7:00pm | £12.50
Spillett, John Critchinson (piano), Alec Dankworth (double bass) & Clark Tracey (drums). Concert (one set of 75 minutes duration) preceded by a screening of the documentary film ‘Tubby Hayes – A Man in a Hurry’ + a short Q&A with director  Les Cogswell. 
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires + Smoove & Turrell | Sage One | 7:30pm | £26.50
Bradley in conversation | 6:30pm
Ibrahim Maalouf | Sage Two | 8:30pm | £15.00
Maalouf (trumpet), François Delporte (guitar), Eric Legnini (piano) & Stéphane Galland (drums)
Katherine Stone @ Pizza Express, Dean Street, Newcastle | 8:00pm
Late night jam session @ Pizza Express, Dean Street, Newcastle | 10:00pm
Sunday’s concourse performances programmed by Jazz North East

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