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Bebop Spoken There

Steve Race: "The personnel is different, notably in the inclusion of Ben Webster, always, to my mind, a rather half-hearted tenor player" - - New Musical Express, 16-9-1949.

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

13,508 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 926 of them this year alone and, so far, 90 this month (July 27).

From This Moment On

Wed 28: Ragtime Rewind Swing Band @ Assembly Rooms, 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET. 9:20pm. £8.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event (www.durhamfringe.co.uk).

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

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

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jaktar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Thursday, April 30, 2020

IJD 2019

In anticipation of tonight's virtual concert celebrating International Jazz Day I logged on last year's live event held in Melbourne - or was it Adelaide? and it was a humdinger of a gig!

Introduced, of course, by Herbie Hancock it featured a host of artists some of whom I knew and some of whom I didn't. Irrespective of that, they were all excellent.


James Morrison was as good as he was at Durham Brass Festival a couple of years ago playing trumpet alongside a didgeridoo player - well it was Australia - and later blowing trombone with Mark Nightingale and a Japanese slideman whose name I didn't catch on Bernie's Tune.

Singers included Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, Lizz Wright, Ledisi and Somi.

Joey DeFrancesco played organ, John Beasley, piano  as did Herbie and the whole gang took it out on John Lennon's Imagine which, Herbie, informed us was a tradition that had been established since IJD began.

This year it was due to be held in South Africa but circumstances have decreed that it is held at your place, and yours, and mine and all over the world.
Lance

1 comment :

Russell said...

It would appear to be an eight o'clock (BST) start tonight.

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