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Sting: "It was great. They [the River City Jazzmen] all wore blue suits. The band had been together for about twenty years, which was the same age as the suits." - (Melody Maker Sept. 22, 1979).

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Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Monday October 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see centre column).

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 3:00pm/5:30pm. Screening of Stanley Nelson's documentary film (2019, cert. 15, 1hr 55mins).

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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas to Jazzers Everywhere.

Many thanks to all the jazz people that have contributed to Bebop Spoken Here. Not just this year, but since we started in 2008. 
We're a disparate team, all with different views of the music whilst at the same time respecting the others' opinion even if we don't agree with it.
Likewise, those who complete the obstacle course to post a comment, are always welcome - your views are important.
But, most of all, we say thank you to the musicians who have provided us with the music to write about irrespective of whether it be at a dimly lit bar in a side street or a festival performance in the Sage One auditorium you guys keep the faith and we try to maintain it.
So, have a great Christmas and New Year but, if you're drinking and driving, make sure the reindeer's sober. 
Lance.
The cartoon is by my dear friend the late Bill Shaw who died this year. One of the most talented persons I have known, whether it be as drummer, artist or street philosopher. Bill was a special person.

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Hello Lance
To you too - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Keep up the great work.
Roly

Anonymous said...

Hi Lance Just a polite message All best wishes for 2017: And good health.
Raymond Newton Double Bass / cello/Bass Guitar

Mark beirne-smith said...

Have a merry Christmas and look forward to reading you ant the team next year!
Mark and Beverley and Ilkley Jazz

Rachel said...

Seasons greetings to you Lance. Thanks for your great work.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

Submissions for review

Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to all of them other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
Similarly, CDs received by post will only be considered if accompanied by sufficient background material.
Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance