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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

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).

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

My Gigs of the Year

Best Gig
National.
APPJAG Awards @ Pizza Express (Holborn)!
Mingus Big Band/Leo Richardson Quintet @ Ronnie's.
Georgie Fame w. Guy Barker @ Ronnie's.
Echoes of Ellington @ Cadogan Hall.

Northeast.
Mingus Big Band @ Middlesbrough Town Hall.
Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe.
Mick Shoulder Quintet @ Blaydon Jazz Club.
Jo Harrop @ Ushaw Jazz Festival.
SSBB w. Paul Booth @ Alphabetti Theatre.
James Morrison Quartet @ Gala Theatre.
Greg Abate @ Jazz Café.
Davina & The Vagabonds @ Sage Gateshead.
Alan Glen Trio @ The Globe.
Kansas Smitty's House Band @ Sage Gateshead.
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GIJF Day 3 
Sheila Jordan w. Pete Churchill.
House of the Black Gardenia.
Georgie Fame w. Guy Barker Big Band. 
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International Jazz Day @ The Globe.
King Bee @ Hoochie Coochie.

These are but a few, in no particular order, that I enjoyed and, in truth, to rate any one of them above the rest would be to do the others a disservice.
Lance

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