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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

14250 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 469 of them this year alone and, so far, 69 this month (May 19).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Wed 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 25: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 25: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 25: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 26: Deep Pope + Garner & Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00.
Thu 26: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 26: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 26: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 27: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Fergus McCreadie Trio @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.

Sat 28: Whitley Bay Carnival: Northern Monkey Brass Band (1:00-1:45pm & 4:00-4:45pm); Baghdaddies (2:00-2:45pm & 5:00-5:45pm) @ Spanish City Plaza Arena, Whitley Bay. Northern Monkey Brass Band (2:30-2:45pm) @ Rainbow Corner (Marine Ave.), Whitley Bay.
Sat 28: Jack Logan & the Swing Section @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 29 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Hartlepool United Supporters’ Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Groovetrain @ Tyne Bar, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 29: Zoë Gilby Quartet @ Allendale Village Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sun 29: Two of a Mind: Sue Ferris-Steve Summers Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 29: Cedric Burnside @ Cluny, Newcastle. Superb Mississippi hill country blues!

Mon 30: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

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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