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Bebop Spoken There

Joe Farnsworth: "I have to say that jazz in New York will never die. It may seem like all the music happened 3,000 years ago, but, Charlie Parker, Billy Higgins, Max Roach and all the others are still here. You can feel their presence."- (DownBeat, January 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

13862 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 81 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (Jan. 25).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Wed 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 26: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 26: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public). CANCELLED!
Wed 26: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm .
Wed 26: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 27: Tobias Sarra & John Garner @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm .
Thu 27: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 27: Knats’ Night: Knats + Swannek @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:30pm. Free.
Thu 27: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm. CANCELLED! .
Thu 27: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 28: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: Ian Millar & Dominic Spencer @ Bishop Middleham Village Hall, Ferryhill. 8:00pm. £10.00.
Fri 28: Struggle Buggy @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Blues band.CANCELLED!

Sat 29: Lindsay Hannon & Martin Douglas @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Life Drawing & Live Music. Enrol at: www.cobaltstudios.co.uk.

Sun 30 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 30: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 30: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 30: Hot Club du Nord @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 31: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

February 2022

Tue 01: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 10:00am - 12 noon. Rehearsal session (open to the public).

Wed 02: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 02: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 02: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 02: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 02: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

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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