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Bebop Spoken There

John McDonough (reviewing Bright Red Dog’s In Vivo): “When you improvise on nothing, that’s what you get”. - DownBeat August 2021

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

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).

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

RIP Della Reese (1932 - 2017)

Della Reese passed away on November 19 aged 86. A singer, more soul than jazz, more r & b than soul Della Reese still managed to add a jazz feel to whatever genre she was operating in. Closer to Dinah Washington and Dakota Staton than to Ella and Sassy as a vocalist, the world probably remembers her best as an actress on both large and small screen and it is her association with the longrunning tv drama Touched by Heaven that the American dailies lead with.

Nevertheless, Della could handle whatever she was dealt whether it be as a singer, actress or during her brief annulled marriage to Mercer Ellington.
The CD shown is a fine example of both her jazz side and her soul/r &b side.
I'd never played the album for years and it is sad that it took Della Reese's
death for me to rediscover it.
Sadly missed.
Rest In Peace.
Lance.

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