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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, May 16, 2020

ET Rides Again: Livestream from Enrico Tomasso & Nick Dawson - May 16

Enrico Tomasso (trumpet/vocal/London Pride); Nick Dawson (piano/vocal).

ET to a film buff means an extra-terrestrial being. To a jazzer it means Enrico Tomasso and ne'er the twain shall meet. Well, actually they do, sort of.

The film ET is described as, "A beautiful exploration of a unique friendship", which kind of describes the relationship that our ET has built up with his online audience every weekend since lockdown began.

Being Saturday night, Enrico and Nick were dressed up to the nines - all that was missing were the top hat and tails - and the music befitted the era when that mode of dress was de rigueur on Park Avenue or Park Lane (London not Sunderland).

A slurp of London Pride - our man has good taste in both ale and apparel - then we were off to Swing That Music. He may not have had Louis' big band behind him but, in Nick Dawson he had the next best thing. Nick's a new name to me but, then again, I never did get to see Mama Mia in the West End. As well as some stompingly good piano, Nick also provided a vocal chorus on this one.

Playing Poor Butterfly as a bossa was close to sacrilege but it seemed to work. Blue Turning Gray Over You was a sheer delight - nice trumpet playing and an acceptable vocal from ET complete with a few Satchmo facialisms.

Appropriately, the show finished with The Song is Ended although, as I type, the melody is still lingering on.

Back again next weekend.
Lance.

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