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Bebop Spoken There

Pat Thomas: “He’s definitely one to watch, he's going to be a breath of fresh air for the jazz scene. What I like is he [Xhosa Cole] plays like Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins - you don't hear anybody come from that. He knows tunes like "Fried Bananas" by Dexter Gordon and he can play free as well." - (The Wire September 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.
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Postage

13,698 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1115 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (Sept. 17).

From This Moment On ...

September

Fri 17: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 17: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 17: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 17: Abbie Finn's Finntet @ Traveller's Rest, Cockerton, Darlington. 8:00pm.

Sat 18: Baghdaddies @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sat 18: David Gray Trio @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 19: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 19: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Westbourne Road, Hartlepool TS25 5RB. 1:00pm. South Durham Social Club aka Steelworks or Steelies. New venue for Teesside's premier big band.
Sun 19: Hand to Mouth: Lindsay Hannon & Bradley Johnston @ St James' & St Basil's Church, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 19: Green Tangerines + Knats @ Punch Bowl Hotel, Newcastle. 3:30pm.
Sun 19: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 20: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 22: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 22: Darlington Big Band @ Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public)
Wed 22: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Celebrating TITTB's 20th anniversary & Dave Weisser's forthcoming birthday! Limited gig tickets (£1.00.). Free live stream. www.jazz.coop.

Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Jazz Pocket Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall 8:00pm. .
Thu 23: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside, Gateshead. 8:30pm. .

Fri 24: Sue Ferris Quintet @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: FILM: Jazz on a Summer's Day + Swing Bridge Trio (in the bar) @ Forum Cinema, Hexham. 7:00pm.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club - May 27

(Review by Russell)

Bank holiday Monday, overcast but dry and, not one, but two full houses. In the bar, as usual, Jazz in the Afternoon, and, in the downstairs seaview lounge, another music-filled event. Who said social clubs have had their day? Yesterday at Shotton Colliery Officlals Club and today here in Cullercoats, the joint was bursting at the seams.

Jazz in the Afternoon does what it says on the tin. Jazz and an element of clubland GAYP, who can argue with a thriving venue - beers, spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee, toasties and a money-making raffle - ?

The man known as 'Young John' joined the boys to sing a couple - 'S Wonderful then Blue Skies - swiftly followed by ex-pro footballer John Broddle to croon I'll See You in My Dreams and perennial favourite Sweet Georgia Brown. Frontman Herbie Hudson brought the first half to a close with a fine version of Sleepy Time Down South.

Everyone's sweetheart, the fabulous Teresa Armstrong sang and. a real treat, danced a few steps with HH, singing I'm Confessin' and Once in a While faithfully supported at the keyboard by Roy Gibson. Miles Watson (trumpet and vocals) was in the house and by the time he'd been on stage for one number the ensemble expanded to no fewer than eight blowing lustily on All of Me, among their number a rare appearance from Harry Stephenson with his articulate clarinet playing and, rarer still, Marilyn Hunter singing Birth of the Blues. If you go down to Cullercoats next Monday you never know who might turn up…
Russell
Herbie Hudson (trombone, harmonica, vocals); Brian Chester (keyboards); ? (bass guitar); Ollie Rillands (drums) + Doris Fenn (banjo); Miles Watson (trumpet, vocals); Teresa Armstrong (vocals); Roy Gibson (keyboards): John Broddle (vocals); 'Young John' (vocals); Harry Stephenson (clarinet); Marilyn Hunter (vocals).  

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