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Jack Teagarden: "I never did like anything Ellington ever did. He never had a band all in tune, always had a bad tone quality and bad blend" - Metronome, April 1947.

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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'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

Postage

13,490 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 908 of them this year alone and, so far, 72 this month (July 23).

From This Moment On

Fri 23: Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Durham. 1:00pm. Tickets: £6.00. + £2.00. bf. Tel: 03000 266 600.

Fri 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 7:30pm.

Fri 23: Helen Anahita Wilson & Shahbaz Hussain @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. SOLD OUT!

Fri 23 - Sun 25: The Globe Summer Festival @ The Globe, Newcastle. Multi-genre bill (jazz inc. Tenement Jazz Band, Nishla Smith). Various ticket options (live stream option available) see: www.jazz.coop.

Sat 24: Youth Ensembles present St Cuthbert Suite @ Sage Gateshead. 7:30pm. Composer Paul Edis conducts Folkestra, Jambone, Quay Voices & Young Sinfonia in a new arrangement of his St Cuthbert Suite. AVAILABLE ONLY AS A PRE-RECORDED STREAM ON YOUTUBE AT 7:30PM.

Sat 24: Simon O'Byrne & Paul Grainger @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 25: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 25: Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl Hotel, Newcastle. 3:30pm.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Hartlepool Loses a Stalwart - RIP Bryn Jones

Paul Skerritt has passed on to me the sad news that Bryn Jones, longtime pianist with the Musicians Unlimited Big Band, died last Friday (September 29).
Apart from his musical ability, Bryn also possessed a rare sense of humour which will be sadly missed by all who knew him.The two photos show him with an early edition of the band and a more recent one.
The funeral will take place on Monday October 9 at St Paul's Church, Hartlepool at 10:30am followed by a gathering at Hartlepool Cricket Club, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 0DA.
Bryn, was in his mid-eighties.
May he Rest In Peace.
Lance.
PS: John Nesbitt sent this pic with the message: 
Rest well Bryn. Pain gone now.
John also sent a YouTube link to last Sunday's opening number by the band and Mick Donnelly's oration to Bryn.

2 comments :

Adrian Tilbrook said...

A wonderful musician and probably the funniest man on the planet. Bryn was an inspiration to me in my formative musical years and made me laugh out loud every time we met. He will be sadly missed.

Thanks for the music and the laughter Bryn.

Cheers Adrian Tilbrook

Unknown said...

Just found this site but thank you for the lovely words about my dad. He was a great musician even if I am a bit biased.

Thanks for the kind words Adrian: despite the circumstance, it was a real pleasure to catch up with you at the funeral and have a laugh about the Full Circle days down the Royal.

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