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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

Streaming Rico 'n' Nick - May 15

Rico Tomasso (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals); Nick Dawson (piano, vocals)

Rico's Popup Louis Is how Enrico Tomasso likes to bill his Friday evening lockdown date with Louis Armstrong. Joining our host this week playing piano and singing one number was Nick Dawson. Casually dressed in summer linen jackets our duo kicked off with Relaxin' at the Touro

A bottle of Greene King's Abbot Ale helped Rico get his lip working with Dawson providing the accompaniment, albeit at a distance. Rico said he would play Cole Porter's Just One of Those Things with Nick handing the part(s) of the Oscar Peterson Trio! Mr Dawson proved to be up to it. And it was Dawson who would impress on the set's penultimate number - Stardust. Not any old version, this one, sung beautifully by our pianist, was dedicated to Ewan Bleach and his 'other half' who were due to be married this weekend. 

Rico mentioned his tip jar (proceeds to be shared by tonight's two performers) and promised to dress up once again for his Saturday night live stream. Rico and Nick went out on a spot-the-tune teaser. A slow intro, an alternative melody to the chords, then...BANG! Nick stole the show with some finger-bustin' piano playing that Oscar Peterson would have been happy to come up with on I Want to be Happy. They'll be back for more, tomorrow (Saturday), seven o'clock sharp.    
Russell

2 comments :

Lance said...

Ah! Spitfire - was that the first of a few?

Russell said...

Well, it was...burp, the few of the...burp, Old Pecuwhatchacallit, hic, London Prrride Hpney, hic, due, oops, Dew, burp!

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