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Bebop Spoken There

John McDonough (reviewing Bright Red Dog’s In Vivo): “When you improvise on nothing, that’s what you get”. - DownBeat August 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.

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

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

RIP Michael Cogswell

Michael Cogswell, executive director of The Louis Armstrong House Museum in the New York borough of Queens died on Monday (April 20).

Cogswell transformed the house where Satchmo actually lived into a museum jam-packed with the trumpet player's memorabilia which he'd amassed over a lifetime of playing, recording and touring.

It was more than a job for the former saxophonist, it became a lifelong passion.

I never managed to visit the museum but I treasure a Christmas card from the Louis Armstrong Collection that Daryl Sherman sent me a few years back.

Although Michael Cogswell retired through ill-health in 2018 he will be forever associated with the Museum and all things Armstrong.

He was 66. May he Rest In Peace.

For a fuller obituary check out the NY Times link here.
Lance

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