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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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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.

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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).

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Review: Worldwide Concert for Our Culture Gala 2020

Musicians the world over are doing there bit to keep the music alive and, with luck, earn themselves a few quid. From a humble mobile phone set-up to a camera on a tripod, perhaps a PC/laptop alongside, it's been more about the message than the medium with one livestream event after another. In the early hours of Thursday (00:30 BST) Wynton Marsalis and the mighty Jazz at Lincoln Center organisation chipped in with their contribution...

Wynton Marsalis is, perhaps, the most famous name in jazz, he certainly presents himself as a guardian or standard bearer of the music and, true to form, suited and booted, the man couldn't have been more eloquent. In production terms this JLCO event was Premier League material. Marsalis, Glenn Close and American arts and culture benefactors were the talking heads. The muscians were from around the world performing in their own homes or studios.  


Adopting the Strictly Smokin' Big Band's split screen presentation the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra performed an arrangement of Yardbird Suite featuring vocals by Veronica Swift and Camille Thurman with band members playing their respective parts tucked up in their own homes. From NYC to all four corners of the globe, for the next ninety minutes the performers were many, the performances as good as one would expect. Highlights? Try Cécile McLorin Salvant in Florida singing accompanied by pianist Sullivan Fortner, Nduduzo Makhatini in South Africa and from Japan Makoto Ozone working with an amazing youth ensemble.    

Make a cuppa/open a bottle (depending on the time of day) then settle down for an hour and a half of top class jazz at www.jazz.org/gala2020
Russell

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

What a concert Russel !!!!!!!! Thanks for the link, appreciated.

Not to mention all the other live concerts from our very own north east musicians..

An absolute treasure trove of fantastic jazz.

Ron Ainsborough

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