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Farewell Blues

A quiet month so far...

Bebop Spoken There

Joe Daley: "We [Daley & Sam Rivers] did an entire tour, and nothing was discussed other than what time was dinner" - (JazzTimes Sept. 2022)

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

14644 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 922 of them this year alone and, so far, 21 this month (Oct.6).

From This Moment On ...

October

Fri 07: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 07: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 07: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 07: Hannabiell & the Midnight Blue Collective + Knats @ Dance City, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £15.00. (£12.50. student).
Fri 07: Dean Stockdale Quartet @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm. 'Celebrating Oscar'.
Fri 07: Mick Cantwell Quartet @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Blind Pig Blues Club.
Fri 07: Anth Purdy @ Waterford Arms, Seaton Sluice. 8:00pm.
Fri 07: Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra @ Forum Music Centre, Darlington. 8:30pm.

Sat 8 Oct, Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Buck Inn, Thornton Watlass, Ripon HG4 4AH. 12.20pm. NOTE SATURDAY GIG AS OPPOSED TO REGULAR SUNDAY GIG. COACH FROM WHITLEY BAY NOW SOLD OUT!
Sat 08: Paul Skerritt w Danny Miller Big Band @ Westovian Theatre, South Shields. 7:30pm.
Sat 08: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sat 08: Rendezvous Jazz @ Red Lion, Earsdon. 8:00pm. Maureen Hall's monthly residency one week later than usual.

Sun 09: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 09: Tees Valley Jazzmen @ Hammer & Pincers, Preston le Skerne. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Sun 09: Chip Wickham @ The Cluny, Newcastle.
Sun 09: Blue Jazz Quartet w Rivkala @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 10: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 10: Central Bar Quintet plays Blue Train @ Central Bar, Gateshead. 7:30pm. Concert performance + jam session. £5.00 (free admission to sitters-in).

Tue 11: Dean Stockdale Trio @ Forum Music Centre, Darlington. 7:30pm.

Wed 12: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 12: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 12: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 12: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 13: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 13: Hypothetical: Works Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement @ King's Hall, Newcastle University. 1:15pm. Free.
Thu 13: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 13: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm. £5.00.
Thu 13: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. The Mark Toomey Quartet with Mark Toomey (alto sax) Jeremy McMurray (piano) Peter Ayton (bass) Paul Smith (drums).

Friday, April 17, 2020

Paul Edis: Lockdown Live Number Five!

Paul Edis (piano/vocal)

Lockdown number 5 saw our man once again in good form with a choice selection of tunes. Great standards, jazz classics, a couple of originals, and a few vocals to boot.

September in the Rain (vocal) and Cole Porter's I Love You got the show off to a good start. Monk's Mood brought to mind bassist Ray Brown's observation that he loved Monk's tunes played by Hank Jones. If he'd still been with us, Brown could have added "...and by Paul Edis".

Honeysuckle Rose was different - enjoyably different I hasten to add. At one point it was as if Fats Waller was playing the left hand and Bud Powell the right hand. A killer combination!


Up Jumped Spring, Freddie Hubbard's jazz waltz is arguably the best of the 3/4 ventures into the idiom and Paul did nothing to dispel that notion.

 A couple of originals: Muddle Through (was ever a title more apt?) and Madeira reminded us that composer is just one of the many strings to the Edis bow and, for all we know, he may even also play the violin!

McCoy Tyner's You Taught my Heart to Sing is a beautiful number and Paul concurred. Given the title, are there any lyrics to it?

It's Only a Paper Moon was requested by one of our roving reporters and was cue for another vocal. Paul's comping behind singers is the tops.

Take Five. A tribute to Dave B. Pleased that Paul acknowledged the man's greatness as so many didn't. Brubeck committed the sin of making money out of jazz and not spending it on certain substances proving that clean living doesn't deter you from being a great improviser.

Monk's Ask Me Now was asked for by me and I was delighted for it to be included. At the end of the programme Paul mooted the idea that he was thinking of doing a couple of streams with one dedicated to Monk and one to Bill Evans - thumbs up here on East (52nd) St.!

To finish off we had a vocal on I Could Have Danced All Night - we held our breath - is he going to make that high note? We breathed a sigh of relief before the show closed with On Green Dolphin Street.

Tune in again next week, same time, same station as the guys (never gals) on the old radio shows used to say.
Lance

2 comments :

JERRY said...

You missed a great "Someone to Watch Over Me" at the end.
Great show again - and I'd agree about the tempting prospect of either Monk or Bill Evans for a future show!
Cheers from Saigon!
JERRY

Lance said...

No I didn't miss it Jerry - I agree it was beautiful. Unfortunately, I forgot to turn the page of my notes!

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