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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

16573 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 466 of them this year alone and, so far, 12 this month (July 7).

From This Moment On ...

July

Fri 12: The Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ The White Swan, Main Road, Ovingham NE42 6AG. 12:30pm. Free.
Fri 12: John Settle @ The Old Library, Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland. 1:00pm. £8.00. Settle (vibes) w. Dean Stockdale, Mick Shoulder & Tim Johnston.
Fri 12: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 12: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 12: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Sat 13: Jazz Stage @ Mouth of the Tyne Festival. Free. Vieux Carré Jazzmen (12 noon); Trilogy of Four (1:35pm); Classic Swing (3:10pm); Archipelago (4:40pm).
Sat 13: East Coast Swing Band @ Tynemouth Metro Station. 1:00pm. Free. A Mouth of the Tyne Festival event.
Sat 13: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Prudhoe Riverside Park. 12:55-1:40pm. Free.
Sat 13: Michael Woods @ Cycle Hub, Ouseburn, Newcastle NE6 1BU. 1:30-2:30pm & 3:00-4:00pm. Country blues. An Ouseburn Festival event.
Sat 13: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ The Beehive, Hartley Lane, Whitley Bay NE25 0SZ. 5:30pm. Free. Gig in the Secret Garden.
Sat 13: Anth Purdy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 14: OUTRI + Slowlight Quartet @ The Bandstand, The Sele, Hexham. 12 noon-2:00pm. Free. OUTRI is Ian ‘Dodge’ Paterson’s new solo bass project. ‘The Bandstand Sessions’.
Sun 14: Jazz Stage @ Mouth of the Tyne Festival. Free. Rendezvous Jazz (12 noon); Delta Prophets Trio (1:35pm); Abbie Finn Trio (3:10pm); River City Band (4:40pm).
Sun 14: MSK @ Tynemouth Metro Station. 1:00pm. Free. A Mouth of the Tyne Festival event.
Sun 14: Paul Skerritt @ Hibou Blanc, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 14: Am Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Free.
Sun 14: Jamil Sheriff’s Five Gold Rings @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 3:00pm.
Sun 14: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free. Sun 14: Lounge Lizards + King Bees @ The Tyne Bar, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free. The Tyne Bar’s 30th anniversary, top class blues double bill.
Sun 14: Richard Herdman @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Mon 15: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Mon 15: Nathan Lawson Trio @ The Black Bull, Blaydon. 8:00pm. £8.00. Blaydon Jazz Club.

Tue 16: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Victoria & Albert Inn, Seaton Terrace, Seaton Delaval NE25 0AT. 12:30pm. £15.00 (tel: 0191 237 3697). Summer BBQ in the Beer Graden.
Tue 16: Jam session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free. House trio: Alan Law, Paul Grainger & Abbie Finn.

Wed 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 17: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 17: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 17: John Pope & John Garner + Nisha Ramayya @ Cluny 2, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors). £15.00. (£12.00. adv.). A Gem Arts Masala Festival event.

Thu 18 Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Brunswick Methodist Church, Newcastle NE1 7BJ. 2:30pm. £4.00.
Thu 18: Theo Croker @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Thu 18: Brad Linde’s Continentals @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 18: Eva Fox & the Jazz Guys @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 18: Ray Stubbs R&B All Stars @ The Mill Tavern, Hebburn. 8:00pm. Rhythm & blues.
Thu 18: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Paul Edis: Lockdown Live #14 - June 19

Paul Edis (piano, vocals)

Strike Up the Band commanded George Gershwin and so began today's 'Lockdown Live' lunchtime set by Paul Edis. YouTube the platform, pianist Edis the performer, no fewer than eleven tunes this sunny Friday afternoon with PEAS* members looking in from near (sunny Ashington, Gateshead and Newcastle) and far (rainy season Saigon).


The first of two vocal numbers - Sammy Fain and Paul Webster's Secret Love - continued the one hour piano  masterclass. If there was a remake of Calamity Jane who would play the Doris Day role and would Dr Edis be cast riding shotgun on the Deadwood Stage? From the wonderfully ridiculous, technicolor Wild West to the prodigiously talented Michel Petrucciani. French pianist Petrucciani died way too young (your reviewer caught him in concert at the Jazz Cafe, Camden in a triple bill with, if memory serves, John Scofield and Tommy Smith) and today's selection - Looking Up - was a request by Colin Muirhead. Be sure to log on to Colin's Jazz on the Tyne programme at: www.capne.org (Saturdays, noon and Wednesdays 9:00pm for a quick repeat) broadcasting from Hive Radio's Jarrow studio.

Bill Evans' Very Early (Edis is a fan of fellow pianist Evans), another Colin Muirhead request, this time for My Foolish Heart (Victor Young/Ned Washington) with our host taking the opportunity to plug and praise Jo Harrop and Jamie McCredie's recently released album Weathering the Storm which includes a sublime version of the GASbook number, followed by a 'guess the composer' tune...Make Me Rainbows. Any ideas (it won't help but Edis briefly quoted Satin Doll)? Dr Google came to the assistance of one YouTube watcher...John 'Johnny' Williams (of Star Wars fame and, undoubtedly, fortune). At its conclusion Edis glanced at a screen: Ah, Dr Google, that's cheating! said our London lockdown performer in the middle of his fourteenth consecutive weekly Friday live stream set.

Baroque contrapuntal keyboard brilliance framed Miles' Solar, the kind of playing that elicits cheers at high-octane jam sessions (remember them?), Lerner and Loewe's Almost Like Being in Love. These Foolish Things (comp. Jack Strachey/lyrics Holt Marvell - thanks to Dr Google) offered Edis a second opportunity to sing a number and the love theme continued with There is no Greater Love (comp. Isham Jones/lyrics Marty Symes) with another sleight-of-hand quotation thrown in for good measure, this time I'm Beginning to See the Light. Today's session (hard to believe it was week number 14!), with our exiled north-eastener in playful mood throughout, drew to a close with Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields' On the Sunny Side of the Street. More next week, one o'clock sharp.

PEAS = Paul Edis Appreciation Society.      
Russell  

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