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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).

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Review: Midweek Mini Edis - April 29

After six weeks of YouTube Fridays pianist Paul Edis picked up the remote and switched channels to see what Facebook had to offer by way of live stream gigs. Wednesdays at six o'clock seemed as good a time as any to present a short (twenty minutes or so) online gig. 

Digital events are fraught with dangers, such as the screen freezing from the off and, for your reviewer, that's precisely what happened. The jazz grapevine suggested others experienced intermittement interruptions, some stuck with it. Later in the evening - eight o'clockish - your reviewer tried again. Success! Pianist Edis singing Frank Loesser's I've Never Been in Love Before began the promised short programme. Excellent. Jobim's Wave followed, things were going well, then...mid-tune, the screen froze. Arrrgh! 

One last try. This time four numbers; the aforementioned Loesser and Jobim compositions plus two others made for an uninterrupted Facebook twenty minutes. A captiviating, inventive right hand introduced Body and Soul and this Facebook 'taster' gig concluded with Bird's chaser Scrapple from the Apple

A digital performance platform is far from ideal but in the current circumstances we can live with it until we get back to the real thing.   
Russell

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