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Bebop Spoken There

Maurice J. Summerfield: "Over dinner one night Barney [Kessel] told me about his seminar The Effective Guitarist, and in 1972 my company presented the first of twelve annual UK seminars in Newcastle upon Tyne." - (Just Jazz Guitar, September 1997)

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!"

Postage

15087 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 106 of them this year alone and, so far, 4 this month (Feb. 1).

From This Moment On ...

February

Sat 04: Alligator Gumbo @ St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm.
Sat 04: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: John Pope - Up Your Rhythm Game. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 04: King Bees @ Grainger Market, Newcastle. 6:30pm (doors). Live music, comedy, DJs, food stalls. £10.00. advance, £15.00. on the door. Blues band King Bees on stage 9:45-11:15pm. A Great Market Caper event.
Sat 04: Jives Aces @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.
Sat 04: Renegade Brass Band @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors).
Sat 04: Rendezvous Jazz @ Red Lion, Earsdon. 8:00pm. £3.00.

Sun 05 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 05: Rivkala @ Cumberland Arms, Newcastle. 6:00pm.
Sun 05: Jive Aces @ Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Sun 05: Dale Storr @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 05: Jam No.13 @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. Free. Durham University Jazz Society jam session. All welcome (students & non-students alike).

Mon 06: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 07: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 7:30pm. House trio: Alan Law (piano); Paul Grainger (double bass); Rob Walker (drums). Jam session reverts to a first & third Tuesday in the month schedule.

Wed 08: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 08: Jam session @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Free. TBC.
Wed 08: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 08: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 08: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 09: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 4:00pm (this week only). Free.
Thu 09: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm. £5.00.
Thu 09: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 10: Alan Barnes w Dean Stockdale Trio @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 10: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 10: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 10: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 10: Alan Barnes w Dean Stockdale Trio @ Traveller's Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £12.00.

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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