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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).

Saturday, December 15, 2018

RIP Nancy Wilson

One of the all-time great vocalists Nancy Wilson passed away on Thursday (Dec. 13). Although I never caught her live, when she appeared at Stockton's Club Fiesta in June 1973 someone recorded it and, thanks to Adrian Tilbrook who played drums on the gig, I was able to listen to her performance - how I wish I'd been adventurous enough to go to Stockton back then! I'm sure Adrian recalled his memories of the gig in these pages but I can't find them!
As I remember, she castigated a section of the audience for being less than attentive perhaps Adrian will elaborate further?
A more conventional recording was the album she did with Cannonball Adderley - one of my favourite vocal recordings.
A great singer sadly missed.
Nancy Wilson was 81.
Lance.

2 comments :

Patti said...

I saw this news too. Another one joining that celestial choir of angels ...... if you can believe that! She had a sublime voice - on 31 December, I always want to hear her singing 'What Are You Doing New Years Eve?'

Liz said...

I love this number, only performed by the greats. We of a certain age are so fortunate to know & love songs of this calibre. RIP lovely lady

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