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Dave Holland: "Back then, one of my first gigs was with Wally Fawkes and Johnny Parker at the Crown and Anchor in Islington, playing music that went back to the days of King Oliver. And I've always enjoyed the joyousness of that music, and the sound of everybody fitting together beautifully, improvising together." - Jazzwise, August 2021.

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'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.

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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

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).

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Joy Askew Live Stream - April 18


Joy Askew (piano/vocal)


I made an abortive attempt to watch this on Facebook last night but, as so often seems to happen when I watch a streaming session on F/b the picture stops and starts and freezes and does handstands and all sorts of strange things so, in the end I gave up.

However, acting upon the advice of Richard Grainger, I put a shilling in the meter, and this morning everything dans le jardin was lovely - merci beaucoup monsieur and I was able to watch without the frustration of the previous evening.


I remember Joy well from way back when, like the aforementioned Richard, I worked in J.G. Windows music store in Newcastle where she was a regular customer. Joy was often heard singing and playing (saxophone and piano) on the local scene. One memorable evening was seeing her as singer, pianist and MD in a stage production of Willy Russell's John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert. This would be in the late '70s.

Since then she has moved via London to New York, arriving there in 1982 and going on to greater things.

On last night's show, streamed from her NYC apartment, she sang, in her distinctive voice, seven original songs all with meaningful lyrics and delicate piano accompaniment.

A joyful session.
Lance

1 comment :

Jan Spencelayh (on F/b) said...

Thanks Lance - just had a listen to this and enjoyed it very much!

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