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Bebop Spoken There

Victor Wooten: "People don't expect to have bass players get together and sound like music and not just like a bunch of elephants" (JazzTimes April, 2022)

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

14226 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 445 of them this year alone and, so far, 45 this month (May 13).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Tue 17: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood, Paul Grainger, Abbie Finn.

Wed 18: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 18: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 18: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 18: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 19: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 19: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Thu 19: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 19: 58 Jazz Collective @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. TBC.

Fri 20: Andrea Vicari Trio @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Vicari (piano), Andy Champion (double bass), Abbie Finn (drums).
Fri 20: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 20: Swing Bridge @ Garden House Coffee, Hallgate, Hexham. 4:05pm.
Fri 20: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Fri 20: Customs House Big Band w Ruth Lambert @ Exchange, North Shields. 7:30pm.
Fri 20: Andrea Vicari Trio @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £12.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club. Vicari (piano), Andy Champion (double bass), Abbie Finn (drums).

Sat 21: Elkie Brooks @ Whitley Bay Playhouse. 7:30pm.
Sat 21: Jools Holland’s R & B Orchestra @ The Hippodrome, Darlington. 7:30pm.
Sat 21: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 22 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 22: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 22: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 22: Abstract Orchestra plays J Dilla @ Wylam Brewery, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Sun 22: Panharmonia @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 23: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Jazz Coop Livestream: Liane Carroll - June 14

Liane Carroll (vocals, keyboard)

Yes, the singing and playing was enjoyable, but what made this event really good for me was Liane's lovely personality, friendly, chatty and approachable, if you can say that about an online performance. Many others enjoyed the evening too, 66 were waiting on YouTube before the start and the comments box displayed people's eagerness. Numbers built up to 102 maximum, so imagine the Jazz Coop trying to fit all those into the Globe!

Liane treated us to no less than 11 songs in the hour, plus a medley and an encore, along with anecdotes about her life and comments about the songs. And of course her skilled keys playing was full of enthusiasm and aplomb. No messing around and time-wasting, so I'd better do the same, and simply list the set.

Almost Like Being In Love: the second chorus was sung as scat with no accompaniment, clever stuff, a very lively version.

You Don't Know Me: a very impassioned second chorus on this one

Bring Me Sunshine: from the Seaside album, reminding Liane of happy childhood memories of watching comedy on TV

Autumn Leaves; Falling In Love With Love and St Louis Blues (as per Bessie Smith)

My Baby Just Cares For Me (with the well-known Nina Simone piano intro and outro) which morphed into Sinner Man

Here's To Life; I Get Along Without You Very Well - two ballads sung with feeling, and connected with her mother as she was dying

Untitled, I think Liane forgot to tell us, but something about walking through raindrops,
No Moon At All done as a tango, great fun

Ever Since I Put Your Picture in a Frame (Tom Waits)

The medley included Liane's own song Dublin Morning; Suzanne (Leonard Cohen); Summertime (sung to a tinkling piano that even Lance would have enjoyed); My Favorite Things and also a song about dying which was cheery, which morphed into something lively about California Shoeshine Boys (Laura Nyo), which sounded like fun.

The evening was beautifully rounded off with a song for Black Lives Matter, Harvest For The World. Then Liane wished us 'Peace and Love' and was then, unfortunately, gone.

Soon to return I hope, sometime, some place.
Ann Alex

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