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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

14743 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1362 of them this year alone and, so far, 78 this month (Nov. 24).

From This Moment On ...

November

Sun 28 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 28: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 28: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 28: Alex Ord & Jude Murphy @ St Edmund's Church, Sedgefield. 3:00pm. Ord (piano), Murphy (bass).
Sun 28: Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 29: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

December

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: Jools Holland’s R & B Orchestra @ Newcastle City Hall. Doors: 6:30pm. 1st night.
Wed 01: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00-9:30pm. In the bar.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 01: Tom Ollendorff @ Café Cathedral, Owengate, Durham. 8:00pm. £5.00. A Durham Jazz Soc. event.

Thu 02: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. £22.00. Xmas lunch. Tel: 0191 691 7090.
Thu 02: Jools Holland’s R & B Orchestra @ Newcastle City Hall. Doors: 6:30pm. 2nd night.
Thu 02: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Billingham Catholic Club. 7:30pm. Fundraiser for SVP. Tickets: £5.00. from 07757 062798.
Thu 02: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 02: Tees Hot Club, Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 03: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. £22.00. Xmas lunch. Tel: 0191 691 7090.
Fri 03: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: Classic Swing @ Saltburn Community Theatre. 7:30pm.

Sat 04: Play Jazz! Workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: Clark Tracey. £25.00., book at: www.jazz.coop. .
Sat 04: Hot Club du Nord @ St Cuthbert’s, Hebron, nr. Morpeth. 7:30pm. Festive Special! SOLD OUT!.
Sat 04: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Greenside Community Centre, Ryton. 7:30pm. £5.00..
Sat 04: Clark Tracey Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £15.00. .
Sat 04: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Red Lion, Earsdon, North Tyneside. 8:00pm. £3.00. Xmas party.

Sun 05 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 05: Smokin’ Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm.
Sun 05: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 05: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 05: Glenn Miller Orchestra UK @ Stockton Globe. 3:00pm. Ray McVay & co.
Sun 05: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 7:00pm.
Sun 05: Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Paul Edis: Live stream #17 - July 10

Paul Edis (piano, vocals)

This week the Vietnamese branch of PEAS* upped sticks out of Saigon to the beach resort of Mūi Né...lucky for some. Meanwhile back in Ol' Blighty the rest of us were out and about dodging showers before settling down with a cuppa to watch and listen to week seventeen (!) of Paul Edis' Friday lunchtime live stream concert series. 

How Deep is the Ocean? pondered pianist Edis. 12,100 ft, apparently (our host obtained the answer to the question thanks to an internet search engine). From Irving Berlin to Harold Arlen's Come Rain or Come Shine (in Ol' Blighty definitely rain and shine and yet more rain, probably too darn hot in Mūi Né) with Edis singing for the first and only time today. Edis thought the only time he'd played Jobim's Felicidade was as a duo with Alan Barnes. So, for a second time, Edis played it today as a solo piece.

John Lewis' elegant Skating in Central Park (Edis making reference to the Bill Evans-Jim Hall recording) oozed class, as did The Best Things in Life Are Free (written for the 1927 musical Good News). An 'in-the-style-of' original number - McCoin a Phrase - had been performed previously, Edis identifying one occasion as being a gig he played with the Sue Ferris Quintet at Newcastle's Bridge Hotel. BSH has reviewed at least one other Edis gig at which this composition was played (Darlington Jazz Club, October 2017) and at the time your reviewer took a stab at the title...McCoin a Phrase. The odds are that was, and is, an incorrect spelling! McCoyne? McCoy Tyner being the composer's inspiration, alternative suggestions as to the correct spelling of the title are welcome. 

Cole Porter's I Concentrate on You prompted online comment about the tune's alternative titles...it's a musicians' thing. BSH Editor-in-Chief LL requested Blue Champagne. Edis confessed he was unfamiliar with the number...join the club! Jimmy Dorsey recorded it in 1941, Manhattan Transfer in 1975. Its inclusion in today's set list helped maintain Edis' proud record of not having repeated a number during seventeen weeks of lockdown performances. A question to those listening intently, at the end of the tune did Dr Edis quote Mean to Me?

Speaking of titles and their spelling...Coltrane-ing or Coltran-ing or, who knows? Some years ago this Edis composition was performed at a Lindy Hop gig! This afternoon we heard it played as a solo piano piece. Coltrane...Lindy Hop, why not?! The correct spelling of the title? Answers on a postcard! Two numbers left, Edis' Regret, followed by another Cole Porter tune, My Heart Belongs to Daddy. It had been another hour of great piano playing, more next week (one o'clock Friday). 

 Paul Edis Appreciation Society.
Russell

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