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John Scofield: "I like architecture that lends itself to improvisation." - (Jazzwise November, 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.
Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST! --

Postage

13,837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1254 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 23).

From This Moment On ...

October

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

November

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Nick Pride & the Pimptones @ Hoochie Coochie September 20

Nick Pride (guitar, vocals); Alex Saxon (alto sax, flute, vocals); Keith Nicholson (trumpet, vocals); Jimmy Brown (bass);  Peter Lawson (drums); Eliza Lawson (vocals) 
(Review by Russell)

Proprietor Mr T told a packed Hoochie Coochie that when he first opened the doors on Pilgrim Street Nick Pride was the first soul man to ask if he and the Pimptones could play a gig. It's only taken nine and a half years to get them back! said WT. And with that the sharp-suited Pimptones launched into a Northern (Tyneside) Soul-to-funk set which kept the punters on the floor from start to finish.

Come and Get It bellowed the Pimptones and that's precisely what the band's legion of fans did right up close and personal in front of the six piece. The rhythm section - bassist Jimmy Brown and drummer Peter Lawson - absolutely nailed it to the floor as Eliza Lawson bounced and stomped across the stage with boundless energy and killer, high octane vocals. 
The anthemic Queens Are Stronger than Kings received rapturous applause from Hoochie Coochie's queens and kings. This Friday evening set featured material from the Pimptones' new album including Don't Turn Me Loose. The horns - Alex Saxon and Keith Nicholson - couldn't stand still, clip mics enabling them to roam amongst the non-stop dancing bodies, blowing for all they were worth. Main Man Nick Pride surveyed the scene, he and they (the band) were having a ball. Encore done, the Pimptones strode off stage with Hoochie Coochie's Mr T telling all: The Pimptones nailed it! 
Russell

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