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Bebop Spoken There

Steve Race: "The personnel is different, notably in the inclusion of Ben Webster, always, to my mind, a rather half-hearted tenor player" - - New Musical Express, 16-9-1949.

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).

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Dave Shepherd (February 7, 1929 - December 15, 2016)













Just belatedly discovered that clarinetist Dave Shepherd passed away on December 15. One of the world's great Goodman disciples I was privileged to hear him perform many times over the years perhaps most memorably in 1982 at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival with Teddy Wilson in a Benny Goodman tribute concert. He played with the fluency of BG without losing his own identity. One of the highlights was the interplay between the two - it was as if they'd played together for years! Another session was with Doc Cheatham which may also have been at Edinburgh or it could have been in Breda. My memory's fading on that one!
There were also sessions with Freddy Randall as well as by his own quintet.
Dave Shepherd was 87 when he left us. 
Sadly missed.
Rest  In Peace.
Lance.
 Obituary.

2 comments :

Gordon Solomon said...

The session with Doc Cheatham was in Breda, I too was there that night.

Gordon Solomon said...

I also remember him getting up for a sit-in with the Alex Welsh band at the Five Bridges Hotel in Gateshead and playing 4 bar chasers with John Barnes in Lady be Good. Memories eh?

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