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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.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Carroll & Carey Livestream - May 27

Liane Carroll (piano/vocals); Roger Carey (bass guitar/vocals).

As mentioned in the previous post, the irrepressible, APPJAG nominated, Liane Carroll and her soulmate Roger Carey were going online from their living room tonight at 8 - which they duly did - and it was a jolly jazz happening with Liane singing and playing in her own unique style and Roger laying down some bluesy bass lines and adding the odd vocal.

It took a while to get going - at least for me it did. Facebook and I aren't the best of bedfellows even though I've got 907 of them. It freezes and it is just so frustrating when, for example, the duo are in full flight on There Will Never be Another You only for the music to stop mid syllable and the viewer right and left clicking until normal service is resumed.

Fortunately, once we were back on track, everything was as enjoyable as a trip to Barnard Castle which, I'm told, has now replaced Lourdes as a healing centre - it's also only a few miles from Durham Prison...

However, I digress ...

My Baby Just Cares for Me; Pretending To Care; a couple of solo pieces by Liane - Big Yellow Taxi & I Get Along Without You Very Well - followed by Roger singing Meet Me in the Morning with a hint of Mose Allison in the vocal and the piano backing.

Liane followed with a touching rendition of Here's to Life which had many of the Facebook audience reduced to tears ...

A surprise! Love Potion Number 9. The Leiber/Stoller/Coasters number is one of my favourites if only just for the words. It brought back memories of seeing The Coasters live in the open-air at a park in New Jersey (along with The Drifters and The Platters) back in 2004.

The stream finished off with an original by Liane, Fly Little Bird, and some more blues from Roger - 'fraid I didn't catch the title.

Despite Facebook's determination to do their damnedest, it turned out alright in the end. Am I the only one who has this problem with the unsocial media?
Lance

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