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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).

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Preview: The Tulip/Metcalf Quintet @ Roobarb and Custard, Seaham. Sept. 8 (9pm)

This special, one-off group has come together as part of a preview evening for an 'Art Exhibition of paintings and sculptures inspired by the Heritage Coast.' 
Local artist Ken Lockwood saw the Francis Tulip Quartet at the Empty Shop and Ushaw and was blown away.
With Michael and Matthew heading back to the capitals of the UK and Massachusetts respectively, Francis asked James Metcalf - Early Bird and Jambone alumni, with a roving/exploratory ear for Jazz - to assemble the cream of the young guns from around the North East for an evening of standards, cutting-edge jazz, funk and maybe an original or two.
Steve T.
The exhibition is at the Spectrum Business Park, 2 Lighthouse View, Dawdon, SR7 7PR and is open for public viewing from Sept. 9 -16 between 10am and 4:30pm.
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Gig details: Tulip/Metcalf Quintet - Roobarb 'n' Custard, Ground Floor, 4 South Crescent, Seaham SR7 7HD. 9pm (2 sets). Francis Tulip (gtr), James Metcalf (tpt), Ben Lawrence (pno), Dylan Thompson (dms), Alex Shipsey (bs).

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