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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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13,191 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 610 of them this year alone and, so far, 18 this month (May 4).

2021 APPJAG (All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group)

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May 6: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone. (CANCELLED!).

May 13: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (weather permitting).
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 26, 2020

Wendy Kirkland @ the (virtual) Langtoun Jazz Festival - June 26

Wendy Kirkland (vocals/piano); Pat Sprakes (guitar/bass guitar).

Unlike Kate Westbrook's  Granite Band, this was immediately accessible and what a joy it was! I know Wendy from her previous albums which I love and, in happier times, I'd have loved to have been able to take a flier up to Kirkaldy for the festival - maybe next year, unless the northeast promoters set up a gig which, so far they have failed to do. Are you listening folks?


If our local entrepreneurs check this set out they should be jostling to get to the front of the queue - in a perfect world, which we may have someday or am I up in cloud cuckoo land?

A choice selection of standards sung beautifully with some fine piano playing along the way. Husband Pat played guitar and bass guitar and we heard How About You (w. ref. Get Carter); So Dance the Samba (which gave the impression of being an A Train contrafact); My Baby Just Cares For Me and East of the Sun before going out on I Love Being Here With You and, you know what? I loved being here with them!
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