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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

13837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 56 of them this year alone and, so far, 56 this month (Jan. 16).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Wed 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 19: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 19: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 20: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm. CANCELLED!
Thu 20: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 21: Emma Fisk & James Birkett @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: John Law @ Durham Cathedral. 7:30pm. £20.00. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Dean Stockdale Quartet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £8.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 21: Jude Murphy & Dan Stanley @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 22: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 7:30pm. £5.00.
Sat 22: MGB @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. The Milne-Glendinning Band.

Sun 23 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 23: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 23: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: Anth Purdy: Swing Jazz Guitar @ Blues & Bourbon, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: Svarc Hanley Longhawn @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 24: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 24: Vels Trio + Knats @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm. POSTPONED!.

Tue 25: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 10:00am - 12 noon. Rehearsal session (open to the public). .
Tue 25: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Murray Wankling, Paul Grainger, King David Ike-Elechi.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Album review: TRYPL*

Ryan Quigley (trumpet); Paul Booth (saxes/flute/bass clarinet); Trevor Mires (trombone) Alex Wilson (piano); Dimitris Christopoulos (bass); Edwin Sanz (perc); David Giovanni or Tristan Banks (drums).

You want excitement? - you got it! Boy have you got it!

I must confess that when I first looked at the blurb - Latin jazz - I uttered a mild expletive that ended with "... bossa novas!" Then I looked at the personnel and smiled - this wasn't going to be a bland Jobim cocktail lounge set. This was going to be something and it was - something else!

Where did I leave my book of superlatives? Oh yes, I put it in the charity bag. Nothing within its pages could do justice to this.


Paul Booth and Ryan Quigley blow like as though there's no tomorrow - maybe there isn't but, if that is the case, I can think of no better way to go!

To my eternal shame, although I knew Trevor Mires by name I'd never actually heard him. Well, now that I've heard him all the other slidemen are vying for second place.

With three hornmen such as these blowing their socks off (and mine too) it needed a strong foundation and they got it with Wilson, Christopoulos, and Sanz along with Giovanni and Banks who alternated the drum pad.

8 of the 9 tracks are originals with Booth (3), Quigley (2), Mires (2) and Wilson (1) the providers. The ringer is Osvaldo Farrés' Tres Palabras - as beautiful a ballad as any that came from south of the border and beyond.

This one will be on my player forever - maybe even longer If I can come to a deal with the man upstairs.
Lance.

* TRYPL is an acronym of the leaders' first names - Trevor RYan PauL

The album is due for release on August 21 by Ubuntu Music (UBU0063). It can be pre-ordered via the usual suspects or at a record store near you.

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