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Bebop Spoken There

Pat Metheny: "The best guitar player I've heard in maybe my entire life is floating around now, Pasquale Grasso." - (Vintage Guitar Magazine February 2016)

Archive quotes.

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.

Postage

13,359 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 777 of them this year alone and, so far, 51 this month (June 13).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Wed 16: Washboard Resonators @ Punch Bowl Hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm). SOLD OUT!

Thu 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside (1:00pm).

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop. SOLD OUT. Livestream available from £7.50.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

April Olatunji: Live Jam - April 19

April Olatunji (piano/vocals); David ? (drums).

These lockdown live sessions really throw up the unexpected. Like this one. April Olatunji was a name I'd heard  but a voice I hadn't. 

However, when I checked out her stream - in retrospect - and noted that her fans included Anna Reay,  Carly McKee and Jordan Alfonso, I figured that this one, streamed on Sunday, was going to be worth a punt. 


A good call. Great singer, with a soulful voice that didn't attempt to be a sister, which made for good listening. 

David, never did catch his second name, played brushes and sticks on snares and congas and the whole shebang was great. 


Remember her name - it's dead easy - April Olatunji - catch her at Hoochie when the world is free. In the meantime, it's all here.
Lance.

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