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Bebop Spoken There

John Scofield: "I like architecture that lends itself to improvisation." - (Jazzwise November, 2021)

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! --

Postage

13,837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1254 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 23).

From This Moment On ...

October

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

November

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Rico's Pop-up Louis

Enrico Tomasso (trumpet/pocket trumpet/flugel/bugle/vocal/Fullers' ESB); 
Luca Filastro (piano).

There was trumpet royalty in the house tonight in the form of Bruce Adams, Noel Langley and Mike Lovatt - maybe a few others. Ray Gelato requested Sweethearts on Parade - "for old times sake" he said. No dice, at least not this week.

Lovatt was more successful with his request for I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling from the Satch Plays Fats LP

A pocket trumpet was produced from amidst the array of instruments and beers behind our immaculately dressed host. One lady told him that she was wearing clean underwear - Rico's carnation seemed to visibly move in his lapel. This was getting to be like a virtual 1960s' concert by Tom Jones. I Want to be Happy was the tune.

Next up was a battle-scarred bugle that looked as if it may have been used, belatedly, to sound the retreat at Balaclava. Rico blew a few bars and recounted a tale from his student days working in Macro.

I Used to Love You was done rather beautifully as was Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams. This was played unaccompanied on flugel rather than with the delicate and effective piano backing from Luca, locked down in Italy.

The show drew to a close with My Monday Date which will, in fact, next be on Friday at 7:00pm.
Lance

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