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Bebop Spoken There

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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

13683 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1402 of them this year alone and, so far, 18 this month (Dec.5).

From This Moment On ...

December

Wed 08: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 08: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 8:00pm. Concert performance. Free admission.
Wed 08: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00-9:30pm. In the bar.
Wed 08: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 08: Durham Uni Big Band + Durham Uni Jazz Soc Big Band @ Durham University Students' Union. 8:00pm.

Thu 09: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. £22.00. Xmas lunch. Tel: 0191 691 7090.
Thu 09: Hot Club du Nord, Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Peterlee. 7:00pm (doors). £10.00. + bf.
Thu 09: TBC + Knats @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00. (£10.00. inc food).
Thu 09: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Thu 09: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 09: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 10: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. £22.00. Xmas lunch. Tel: 0191 691 7090.
Fri 10: Zoë Gilby Trio @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm.
Fri 10: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 10: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 10: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 10: Secret Night Gang @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Fri 10: Jack Logan (replacement for Alter Ego) @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 11: Paul Skerritt @ Newcastle Central Station. 11:00am. On the concourse.
Sat 11: Life Drawing & Live Jazz @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 2:00-4:00pm. Lindsay Hannon & Martin Douglas. Book via: www.cobaltstudios.co.uk.
Sat 11: Boys of Brass @ Branding Villa, South Gosforth, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 12 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 12: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 12: Hot Club du Nord @ Hurworth Grange. 2:30pm. Festive Special! SOLD OUT!
Sun 12: Glenn Miller Orchestra UK @ Stockton Globe. 3:00pm. Ray McVay & co.
Sun 12: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 12: Am Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 12: Sue Ferris Quintet (Musicians Unlimited’s Xmas Party) @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 4:00pm. Tickets: £6.00.
Sun 12: Jason Isaacs Big Band @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 5:00pm.
Sun 12: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 7:00pm.
Sun 12: Larry’s Brass Band @ The Vigilant Inn, South Shields. 7:00pm. Free. Brass band playing Xmas tunes!
Sun 12: corto.alto @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 12: Under the Surface @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 13: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 13: 6th Street Swing w Calvert & the Old Fools @ St Thomas Aquinas’ Church, Darlington. 7:00pm. £5.00. Swing dance (‘social dancing’) night.
Mon 13: Stuart Fowler Quintet plays Art Blakey’s album Moanin’ + jam session @ Central Bar, Gateshead. 7:30pm. £5.00.

Tue 14: Harry Keeble & Friends @ Forum Music Centre, Darlington. 7:30pm. Keeble (tenor sax); Dean Stockdale (keyboards); Paul Grainger (bass); John Bradford (drums).

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Over in the Glory Land with Dave Rae's New Orleans All Stars @ Cullercoats Crescent Club - June 5

Peter Wright (trumpet); Liz Bacon (clarinet); Lawrence McBriarty (trombone); Dave Rae (banjo, guitar, vocals); Bill Colledge (string bass*); Paul Bacon (drums) + John Broddle (vocals)
(Review by Russell)

It was a story of Dave and the Duchess. Those 'in the know' rubbed shoulders with jazz royalty (Dave Rae and co.), others went 'up north' to meet up with some country bumpkins. The Vieux Carré's garden party engagement in Alnwick presented Springwell's finest with an opportunity to play a gig on the coast. The Crescent Club's Wednesday crowd turned out as usual although on this occasion the banjoist wasn't B Bennett, rather D Rae.
All I do is dream...the combo comprising part Levee Ramblers, part VCJ, was up and running. A pint of the Old Potting Shed's Wild Horses (4.1%), a toastie, the sun shining, all was well with the world. Liz Bacon handled Clarinet Marmalade without the help of a fellow liquorice sticker, then - did Dave Rae say a tune from 1787?! - Sweet Fields. The All Stars took a leap of faith to play something dangerously modern - Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet (1909, with a Dave Rae vocal), a tune George Lewis used to play. Enough risk-taking, Listen to the Mockingbird from 1855 would restore sanity! 

Bandleader Rae took another vocal on Exactly Like You leading up to the interval with a number popularised by Kid Ory - Don't Go Away Nobody. Nobody was going anywhere. The raffle came and went, with it a rather nice prize of a Rae Brothers' CD featuring Clem Avery, and before long the second set was underway.

Don't Give Up the Ship kept us on course (imagine trumpeter Peter Wright as Kid Howard), the band's sole guest, John Broddle, sang Crazy (JB doesn't look or sound like Patsy Cline) and stayed on to sing Out of Nowhere accompanied by Lawrence McBriarty's fine trombone playing backed by Rae on guitar. 

Over in the Glory Land sang Raeone of the timeless spirituals - a highlight of the afternoon here on Cullercoats Bay. As the big hand approached three Apex Blues upped the tempo (Liz Bacon impressing on clarinet) with the ensemble taking it home, first on St Louis Blues, then a rousing Bill Bailey. Next week, if B Bennett's mob can find its way back from the Wilds of Wanney, normal service will be resumed.     
  
* New Orleanians prefer 'string bass' rather than 'double bass'! 
Russell  

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