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Bebop Spoken There

Charles McPherson: “Jazz is best heard in intimate places”. (DownBeat, July, 2024).

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!

Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Simon Spillett: A lovely review from the dean of jazz bloggers, Lance Liddle...

Josh Weir: I love the writing on bebop spoken here... I think the work you are doing is amazing.

Postage

16590 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 483 of them this year alone and, so far, 29 this month (July 14).

From This Moment On ...

July

Fri 19: Luis Verde with the Dean Stockdale Trio @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. SOLD OUT!
Fri 19: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 19: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 19: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 19: Luis Verde with the Dean Stockdale Trio @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 19: Zoë Gilby Trio @ Seventeen Nineteen, Hendon, Sunderland. 7:30pm.

Sat 20: Snake Davis & Helen Watson Duo @ Chopwell Community Centre NE17 7HZ. 7:30pm. £17.50.

Sun 21: Paul Skerritt @ Hibou Blanc, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 21: Salty Dog @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 21: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free. Sun 21: The Big Easy @ The White Room, Stanley. 5:00pm.
Sun 21: Ben Crosland Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 22: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 23: Nomade Swing Trio @ Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury. 7:30pm. £10.00. Tickets from Tully’s of Rothbury or at the door (cash only). A Coquetdale Jazz event.

Wed 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 24: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 24: The Ronnie Scott’s Story @ The Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Wed 24: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 24: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.

Thu 25: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. Ragtime piano. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 25: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Garry Hadfield (keys); Noel Dennis (tpt); Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Adrian Beadnell (bass).
Thu 25: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Cafédral, Owengate, Durham. 9:00pm. £9.00. & £6.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Livestream: LeedsJazz Lockdown #15 - June 28

I spent a happy hour in (virtual) Leeds watching some retro jazz moments courtesy of Steve Crocker and LeedsJazz Lockdown #15.

Mads Mathias always brings Joe Mooney to my mind which, when it comes to jazz-singing, is praise indeed. Tea For Two came close to dethroning Lady Anita on this number!

The Paul Edis Sextet with Ellie Smith on trombone played Angular. I'm guessing Ellie was a late dep. She did fine although the band weren't as tight as they usually were around this time (2014).

Jesse Bannister's Play Out had Zoe Rahman on piano and Jesse blew some boundary stretching alto.

Some finer tenor playing by Benn Clatworthy. This was the same quartet that played the Globe a few years back. For Heaven's Sake, for heaven's sake, was just about as good as it gets and Cecilia Coleman on piano brought back memories of that night at the Jazz Coop's upper room jazz bar.

Ian Shaw singing But Not For Me was most definitely for me - was that Rick Simpson on piano?

The hour was drawing to a close but not before some delicate piano jazz from the Dan Whieldon Trio, some funk from the Dan Shout Quartet. Shout is well named he's one of the toughest (in the nicest possible terms) tenors around and the grand finale which saw the Kate Peters Big Band take us out with Shiny Stockings.

On top of all that, if you had some local knowledge there was the opportunity to win a large Wensleydale cheese in the raffle!
Lance.
PS: This maybe the last one as, next week they have a live, socially distanced, open air gig - weather and parliament permitting!

1 comment :

Russell said...

Ian Shaw's pianist was Barry Green. In Kate Peters' band it looked like Martin Langhawn on piano and the Managers Big Band's tenor player Kyran Matthews on baritone.

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