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Bebop Spoken There

Greg Abate: "So many sounds are ugly now. There are no harmonics, no chords. What do people hear these days? Why do things have to change from that good music?" (JazzTimes June/July 2022)

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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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Postage

14378 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 597 of them this year alone and, so far, 2 this month (July 2).

From This Moment On ...

July

Mon 04: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 06: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 06: Michael Bublé @ Durham County Cricket Club, Chester le Street. Doors: 5:00pm.
Wed 06: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 06: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 06: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 07: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 07: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 07: Lara Jones + Echo Juliet @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 07: Thursday Night Prayer Meeting @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free admission (donations).
Thu 07: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 07: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 08: Alex Clarke Quartet @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00.
Fri 08: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 08: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 08: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.

Sat 09: Jazz Stage @ Mouth of the Tyne Festival: Zoë Gilby Duo (12 noon); Vieux Carré Jazzmen (1:35pm); Harmony Brass (3:10pm); Ruth Lambert Quartet (4:40pm). Outdoor stage adjacent to Tynemouth Priory.

Sun 10: Tusk X Yeah You @ Live Theatre, Newcastle. 12 noon. £10.00. All day event, line-up inc. Pat Thomas.
Sun 10: Jazz Stage @ Mouth of the Tyne Festival: Rendezvous Jazz (12 noon); River City Jazzmen (1:35pm); House of the Black Gardenia (3:10pm); Classic Swing (4:40pm). Outdoor stage adjacent to Tynemouth Priory.
Sun 10 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 10: Tees Valley Jazzmen @ Hammer & Pincers, Preston le Skerne. 1:00pm.
Sun 10: Shunyata Improvisation Group @ Saltwell Park, Gateshead NE9 5AX. 1:00pm.
Sun 10: Am Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 10: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 10: Anth Purdy @ Blues & Bourbon, Newcastle. 4:00pm.
Sun 10: Jazzframe @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Strictly Smokin' Livestream #3 - June 11

Alice Grace (vocals); Sue Ferris (alto/tenor/baritone/flute); Kieran Parnaby (trombone); Pawel Jedrzejewski (guitar).

On paper this was a gig to die for, online it was somewhat less. The music was great, the sound wasn't. Volume turned up to max for one player then quickly down to near minimum for the next. 

I don't know where the blame lies, I've read criticism of Zoom elsewhere although switching to YouTube wasn't a great improvement.

Nevertheless, having said all that, once I became adept at manipulating the volume controls (shouldn't there have been a sound engineer doing that?) the music was fine.


Kieran was the biggest casualty, after a splendid All of Me and a great start to Doxy, suddenly we weren't hearin' Kieran.

Alice needed the volume cranked up for her versions of Skylark; My Funny Valentine; There Will Never be Another You and Puttin' on the Ritz whilst PJ needed it turned down for Lush Life; Desafinado; Red Baron and the original tune he opened up with.

Sue got it just about right with Don't Get Around Much Any More (tenor); Time After Time (alto); South Side Samba (flute) and The Preacher (bari) although, even here, the mic didn't do justice to her tone on sax. Nevertheless, I thought Sue's flute take on Benny Carter's South Side Samba was the solo of the night!

Final session is in two weeks time which promises to be something special...
Lance.

1 comment :

Michael Lamb said...

Thanks Lance!

Alas, re sound, unless one has a super pro streaming gear, that's the nature of these things - everyone has a completely different set up at home with different types and quality of equipment... to get any sound at all is frankly a miracle!

Glad you enjoyed the music - I thought everyone played great! Hi-lights for me we're 'All of Me' from Kieran, 'Red Baron' from Pav, 'Southside Samba' from Sue and 'My Funny Valentine' from Alice.

Yes indeed, last one next week - hopefully we've done a bit to keep everyone a little entertained during lockdown... back to the gigs soon(ish?) with any luck.


M

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