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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.

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13,191 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 610 of them this year alone and, so far, 18 this month (May 4).

2021 APPJAG (All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group)

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May 6: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone. (CANCELLED!).

May 13: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (weather permitting).
May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Adrian Cox's Sunday Service - June 28

Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals)

An hour of requests this week beginning with East Coast Trot. Sid, a one time roadie for the likes of Kenny Ball and Max Collie, requested Bechet's Passport to Paradise and our preacher, the Rev. Adrian Cox, continued with more Bechet as in his duo recording with Mezz Mezzrow of Breathless Blues. A matter of minutes into this week's live stream and that was three tunes done with many more to follow.

As this session was devoted to requests our host sang something he probably wouldn't normally have in his set list...Cole Porter's I Get a Kick Out of You. Excellent timing, phrasing and the clincher...snapping fingers! Mabel's Dream (referencing clarinetist Ian Wheeler's take on the number that was played by King Oliver's band and many others), an original co-written with pianist Joe Webb titled Sweet, a marvellous story of Cox making a trip to NYC to work with Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center (Tony Bennett was in the audience!), hearing Paquito D'Rivera perform etc., etc., then on with the music which included Hiawatha Rag and a tune Cox said he'd always liked singing, When You're Smiling

And that was just about it for another week save for a plug for what promises to be a special live stream event late on Sunday evening, July 19. At something like half past midnight Cox will be teaming up with Joe Webb to play a set as part of Dizzy's Club's series of online gigs. One for the diary! And to finish, a tune Cox played as an encore when he toured his Edmund Hall show, Ed's Blues.   
Russell  

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