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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).

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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