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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.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Paul Edis: Lockdown Live #9 - May 15

Paul Edis (piano/vocals)

Ninth consecutive Friday lunchtime session by  Paul Edis and, as yet, with little, if any, repeats!

Cy Coleman's Witchcraft got the ball rolling, drawing approving comments along the way. Next up was that song with the dreadful lyrics - Nature Boy. Fortunately, Paul didn't sing it - I'd have been happy if Nat King Cole hadn't sung it either although his bank account would have been depleted if he hadn't! In Paul's hands he demonstrated that the tune was good enough to stand up on its own merits without any strange enchanted boys!


Paul did take to the mic for What is This Thing Called Love? He included the verse which is always a plus for me. There seems to be a verse renaissance coming on. Over the Rainbow also featured the verse whilst, in between, an original Edis that may or may not have had a verse - From Nothing to Nowhere.

Bye Bye Blackbird featured some lovely block-chording reminiscent of Oscar P. and Falling in Love With Love was a delightful 3/4 romp.

Mingus met Trane in the form of Nostalgia in Times Square followed by Central Park West. Both beautiful tunes perfectly executed.

Another vocal - I'm Old Fashioned, great tune.

To finish off with, Nuages and Autumn Leaves in 9/8.

If and when we ever get back to normality these Friday lunchtime sessions will be a great miss.
Lance

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