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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

13,645 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1264 of them this year alone and, so far, 91 this month (Oct. 27).

From This Moment On ...

October

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: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 31: Spooky Jazz @ The Shed, Wylam Library..
6:00-7:30pm. Free, collection for Parkinson's UK.
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

November

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

Wed 03: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 03: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 03: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 03: Washboard Resonators @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Thu 04: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 04: Yussef Dayes Experience @ Wylam Brewery, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 04: Nishla Smith Quintet @ Bobik’s, Punch Bowl, Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Thu 04: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 7:30pm.
Thu 04: After Hours Jazz Jam with Jason Holcomb @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 04: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 04: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

CD Review: Cathy Segal-Garcia - Straight Ahead to the U.K.

(Review by Lance).

A prolific recording artist, this is Segal-Garcia's 13th album - an album that was actually recorded in London 2011 - with an assortment of (anything but motley!) British musicians including her close friend the late Andy Mackintosh. 

Sermonette has a fantastic churchy feel to it. Gardner, Morgan and Frank's B3 all contribute but it's 'Sister' Cathy who does the preachin'!

I Get Along Without You Very Well has more mellow trumpet as well as an emotive vocal from Cathy.


Shake It Down rocks and Andy blows alto to great effect. Cathy gives a hip-swivelling vocal.

Song 4 Sandy was composed by Cathy when her daughter was 4 years old. That Sandy is now 40 indicates that the song has staying power. Cathy scats, Andy blows, Frank's B3 fills it out and it swings.

Another swinger is Gypsy in my Soul with the B3 once more in the driving seat. Trumpet picks up the groove and Cathy goes into Ella mode.

Things settle down with Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg's Last Night When We Were Young. Turn the lights down low, pour a drink and maybe share the music with someone. Andy helps create the mood and Cathy's vocal is a musical aphrodisiac.

Hippityville has lyrics by Cathy and she is joined (at the hip?) by Norma Winstone.

Other tracks: Highwire; Recipe of Love; Something We May Never Know; Dreamsville.

Well worth checking out here.
Lance

Cathy Segal-Garcia (vocals) w. (collective);  John Pearce, Cliff Hall, Roy Hilton, Isamu McGregor (piano); Andy Mackintosh (soprano/alto sax); Simon Gardner (trumpet); Paul Morgan, Laurence Cottle, John Leftwich (bass/elec. bass); Ian Thomas (drums); Carey Frank (B3) + Norma Winstone (vocals); Bill Redd & Irene Cathaway (background vocals).

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