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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 24, 2019

The return of Vasilis the Great!

Tomorrow night (Friday, October 25) sees the return of Vasilis Xenopoulos to Opus 4 Jazz Club in Darlington. The Traveller's Rest gig is the first of three in the region for the Greek born, London resident tenor saxophonist. Year after year the 'house full' signs go up at the Cockerton roadhouse pub and it'll be no different this weekend. Expect a set of standards with the focus on Xenopoulos' new Dexter Gordon-inspired album Dexterity.   


Working with Xenopoulos on all three dates will be the Paul Edis Trio. A superb trio in its own right (Edis, piano, Andy Champion, bass, Russ Morgan, drums), the addition of the still young (!) but wonderfully 'old school' tenor player promises to make any one of the three performances a contender for 'Gig of the Year'. Friday's action begins at 8:00pm (doors 7:30, £12 at the door) - start queuing now! 

Saturday (October 26) finds Vasilis and the boys at St Cuthbert's Centre in Crook. Same as Friday, a large turn out is anticipated, 7:30pm start, seven quid (includes a slice of pizza!) at the door, and on Sunday don't be caught out by the one o'clock start at the Black Bull, Blaydon. Pay on the door £10. All three gigs come with the highest recommendation. If you've heard Vasilis Xenopoulos you won't want to miss out this time round and if you're yet to hear him you really shouldn't miss out!                  
Russell

1 comment :

Patti said...

Yeah! Russell's right about not missing the 1pm start for Vasi's Black Bull Sunday gig. Jazzers need to remember that the clocks go back late Saturday/Sunday early morning - by one hour!

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