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Bebop Spoken There

Jack Teagarden: "I never did like anything Ellington ever did. He never had a band all in tune, always had a bad tone quality and bad blend" - Metronome, April 1947.

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

13,490 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 908 of them this year alone and, so far, 72 this month (July 23).

From This Moment On

Fri 23: Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Durham. 1:00pm. Tickets: £6.00. + £2.00. bf. Tel: 03000 266 600.

Fri 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 7:30pm.

Fri 23: Helen Anahita Wilson & Shahbaz Hussain @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. SOLD OUT!

Fri 23 - Sun 25: The Globe Summer Festival @ The Globe, Newcastle. Multi-genre bill (jazz inc. Tenement Jazz Band, Nishla Smith). Various ticket options (live stream option available) see: www.jazz.coop.

Sat 24: Youth Ensembles present St Cuthbert Suite @ Sage Gateshead. 7:30pm. Composer Paul Edis conducts Folkestra, Jambone, Quay Voices & Young Sinfonia in a new arrangement of his St Cuthbert Suite. AVAILABLE ONLY AS A PRE-RECORDED STREAM ON YOUTUBE AT 7:30PM.

Sat 24: Simon O'Byrne & Paul Grainger @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 25: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 25: Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl Hotel, Newcastle. 3:30pm.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Enrico Tomasso & Andrew Oliver - Saturday Night Stream Session

Enrico Tomasso (trumpet/slide whistle); Andrew Oliver (piano).

Another fine session from the genial trumpet man. This Saturday he was immaculately attired in a white dinner jacket, black bow tie, and dress shirt topped up with a red carnation - talk about class! The screen didn't reveal if he was wearing trousers.

The beer (Enrico's) had run out so tonight's tipple was white wine which was probably more in keeping with the tux than a bottle of Pride would have been.

He was on form, the notes rolling from the bell, the sound coming out like a girl saying "maybe". On piano, Andrew Oliver was stomping away as if he'd got well past the maybe stage, this guy really is a comer.

Tonight the emphasis was on Armstrong's Hot Fives and Sevens and,  although the half hour programme only managed three numbers, they were fairly faithful interpretations even down to the slide whistle chorus by Enrico on the opening Who's It?

Wild Man Blues and New Orleans Stomp, with anecdotal interludes brought the show to a close.

I wonder how many of these shows - not just Enrico's but all them - will disappear into cyberspace and become the eternal quest for future generations of jazz anoraks?

Log in again next Friday where the piano chair is occupied by an Italian whose name I didn't catch and Enrico struggled to pronounce.
Lance

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