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Gretchen Parlato: "There's always an essence of the original [tune] that should be protected. I try to find that first - it's the thing that draws me to the material" - (DownBeat, March 2021)

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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'"


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Friday, July 08, 2016

Black is the Colour of my Voice

This Saturday (July 9) sees Apphia Campbell's one woman show - Black is the Colour of my Voice - at the Customs House, South Shields. The show, inspired by the life and times of jazz/blues singer and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone, has received rave reviews in London, Edinburgh, Shanghai and New York making this quite a coup for the Customs House.

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