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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!

Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

15056 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 75 of them this year alone and, so far, 75 this month (Jan. 25).

From This Moment On ...

January

Sat 28: Tyneside Improvisers Workshop @ Ye Olde Cross, Ryton. 2:00-4:00pm. All welcome.
Sat 28: Secular Sounds in a Sacred Place @ Holy Cross Church, Ryton. 4:30-7:00pm. £10.00. Continuous performance featuring: Christian Alderson, Faye MacCalman, Sally Pilkington, John Pope. Event preceded by a Tyneside Improvisers Workshop (2:00pm, see above).
Sat 28: Entartete Musik @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. A Brundibár Arts Festival event. SOLD OUT!

Sun 29: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sat 28: Revolutionaires @ Brandling Villa, South Gosforth, Newcastle. 9:00pm. Rhythm & blues band.

Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Revolutionaires @ Greens, Low Row, Sunderland. 6:00pm. Rhythm & blues band with a horn section (inc. Pete Tanton).
Sun 29: Hypnotic Brass Band @ Cluny, Newcastle. 7:00pm (doors). £20.00.
Sun 29: Jam No.12 @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. Durham University Jazz Society jam session. All welcome (students & non-students).
Sun 29: Origin @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 30: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: ???

February

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 01: Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK: Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm.

Thu 02: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 02: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 2:30-4:30pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 02: Paul Skerritt Duo @ Tomahawk Steakhouse, High St., Yarm. 8:00pm.
Thu 02: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

CD Review: Søren Siegumfeldt String Swing - This is Meschiya Lake

(Review by Lance)

Back in 1973 I was knocked out by an LP by a Danish Group – Fessor’s Big City Band. I still have the record and periodically give it a spin. Well that same Fessor – Ole Fessor Lindgreen - turns up on this delightful album although the undoubted star is Meschiya Lake.

If you live in the northeast think: The House of the Black Gardenia, if you’re a Londoner then think Kansas Smitty’s House Band or, internationally, Davina and the Vagabonds. This will give you an idea where this outfit lies stylistically if not centrally.

Ms. Lake, as befits one of New Orleans’ finest singers, has a gritty earthy voice that does full justice to the contemporary originals sung and played in an adaptation of the jazz/swing pre-war sounds. Along with Siegumfeldt, the pair composed most of the tracks which, along with covers of numbers by Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, and Townes Van Zandt, make for an album that, despite the seriousness of some of the material is a lot of fun.

My Dear US of A isn’t a God Bless America type song, no sir! It takes a swipe at their gun laws. Across the land some murderous fool, Can walk in to a public school, Make corpses of our children, And try to kill us all.

Apart from the vocals and the lyrics and the songs there are some great solos scattered throughout – not least by leader Siegumfeldt on saxes and flute.

I was surprised when I first played it and the surprises didn’t vanish upon subsequent listening. Big recommendation.
Lance
Available November 1 on Stunt Records.

Meschiya Lake (vocals); Søren Siegumfeldt (alto/tenor/bari saxes/flute); Jacob Fischer (guitar); Finn Poulsen (guitar/harmonica); Peter Rosendal (elec. Piano); Kasper Tagel (bass); Henrik Silver (sousaphone); Morten Ærø (drums) + Moslem Rahal (ney/kaval); Bjørn Ingelsstam (trumpet); Ole Fessor Lindgreen (trombone); Peter Fugisang (clarinet); Thomas Hass (soprano sax); Arto Louis Eriksen (vibes/perc); Mingus Alan Eriksen (tambourine).

2 comments :

Russell said...

Meschiya Lake has gigged in Newcastle!

Andsoshedid said...

Meschiya is the goddess of Nola. Tomorrow—the world!

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