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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)

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:"Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

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

Sun 03 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 03: Smokin’ Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm.
Sun 03: Ruth Lambert & Martin Craggs @ The Exchange, North Shields. 1:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Wild Women of Wylam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 4:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 5:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jazz Jam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 6:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

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.

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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