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Bebop Spoken There

Maurice J. Summerfield: "Over dinner one night Barney [Kessel] told me about his seminar The Effective Guitarist, and in 1972 my company presented the first of twelve annual UK seminars in Newcastle upon Tyne." - (Just Jazz Guitar, September 1997)

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, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

15080 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 99 of them this year alone and, so far, 99 this month (Jan. 30).

From This Moment On ...

February

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 01: Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK: Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm.

Thu 02: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 02: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 2:30-4:30pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 02: Paul Skerritt Duo @ Tomahawk Steakhouse, High St., Yarm. 8:00pm.
Thu 02: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. Guests: Dave Archbold (keys); Josh Bentham (tenor sax); Donna Hewwitt (alto sax); Adrian Beadnell (bass).

Fri 03: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 03: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: Abbie Finn Trio @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm.
Fri 03: Dilutey Juice @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Fri 03: Smoove & Turrell @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors). £25.00.
Fri 03: Struggle Buggy @ Prohibiton Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Blind Pig Blues Club.

Sat 04: Alligator Gumbo @ St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm.
Sat 04: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: John Pope - Up Your Rhythm Game. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 04: King Bees @ Grainger Market, Newcastle. 6:30pm (doors). Live music, comedy, DJs, food stalls. £10.00. advance, £15.00. on the door. Blues band King Bees on stage 9:45-11:15pm. A Great Market Caper event.
Sat 04: Jives Aces @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.
Sat 04: Renegade Brass Band @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors).
Sat 04: Rendezvous Jazz @ Red Lion, Earsdon. 8:00pm. £3.00.

Sun 05 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 05: Rivkala @ Cumberland Arms, Newcastle. 6:00pm.
Sun 05: Jive Aces @ Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Sun 05: Dale Storr @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 05: Jam No.13 @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. Free. Durham University Jazz Society jam session. All welcome (students & non-students alike).

Mon 06: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 07: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 7:30pm. House trio: Alan Law (piano); Paul Grainger (double bass); Rob Walker (drums). Jam session reverts to a first & third Tuesday in the month schedule.

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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