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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).

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Some outstanding, previously unreleased, vintage albums released this year.

Thelonious Monk: MØNK.
Jazz City UK Volume 2: The Jam Sessions.
Chet Baker: Live in London Volume II.
John Coltrane: The Lost Album.
Jazz City UK: Volume 1.

For reasons known only to the distributors, we don't get many vintage albums for review other than downloads which I very rarely load down. If someone is prepared to put a CD/LP in an envelope, stick a stamp on, stand in a queue at the post office and fork out the required revenue then they will always get first call and that applies even if it's a download of the legendary Buddy Bolden cylinder they've rescued from the bottom of Lake Pontchartrain and lovingly restored in a stereo-enhanced quadrophonic mp3 format.

The above 5 are all previously unreleased albums and essential to any collection. 
Lance

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