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Bebop Spoken There

Jennifer Wharton: "People forget that the trombone is so glorious. It can be like going to church, or getting ready for battle. It can be a lot of things....For a longtime I was the only female trombonist in New York," - (DownBeat May 2021)

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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.

Postage

13,218 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 637 of them this year alone and, so far, 45 this month (May 11).

Coming soon ...



May 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (Indoors!)
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).

Friday, June 19, 2020

Preview: Selma - BBC 2

Tonight (Friday) at 11:20pm on BBC 2 there is a timely screening of Selma (dir Ava DuVernay). Starring David Oyelowo as Dr Martin Luther King Jr., the 2014 Academy Award-winning film (Best Original Song) charts the 1965 civil rights' march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Carmen Ejogo plays Coretta Scot King, Oprah Winfrey is cast as Annie Lee Cooper, André Holland (seen recently in the Netflix series The Eddy) takes the part of Andrew Young* and Fred Gray is played by Cuba Gooding Jr.. Harry Belafonte**, Sammy Davis Jr., and Tony Bennett are seen in archive footage. The jazz interest lies in the fact that Jason Moran (pictured) composed the soundtrack. 

In 2017 Ambassador Andrew Young visited Newcastle University (some fifty years on from accompanying Dr King to Tyneside to receive an honourary doctorate) to attend the unveiling of Nigel Boonham's sculpture of Dr King.   

In 2007 Harry Belafonte spoke at a Make Poverty History event in King's Hall, Newcastle University. The hall was standing room only, it was quite an occasion.
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