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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!

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

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15103 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 122 of them this year alone and, so far, 20 this month (Feb. 6).

From This Moment On ...

February

Thu 09: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 4:00pm (this week only). Free.
Thu 09: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm. £5.00.
Thu 09: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. Guest band: Just Friends: Ian Bosworth (guitar); Richie Emmerson (sax); Dave Archbold (keys); Ron Smith (bass); Mark Hawkins (drums).

Fri 10: Alan Barnes w Dean Stockdale Trio @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 10: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 10: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 10: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 10: Alan Barnes w Dean Stockdale Trio @ Traveller's Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £12.00.

Sat 11: Slowlight Quartet @ The Rooms @ Immediate Audio, Unit 24, Morley's Yard South, Albion Row, Byker, Newcastle NE6 1PQ. 2:30pm. Tickets: www.wegottickets.com.
First gig of four (1/4). The Slowlights feat. YVA.
Sat 11: New Century Ragtime Orchestra @ King's Hall, Newcastle University. 7:00pm. £15.00. on the door.
Sat 11: Slowlight Quartet @ The Rooms @ Immediate Audio, Unit 24, Morley's Yard South, Albion Row, Byker, Newcastle NE6 1PQ. 7:30pm. Tickets: www.wegottickets.com. Second gig of four (2/4). The Slowlights feat. YVA. SOLD OUT!
Sat 11: Vermont Big Band & the Coast Connection @ The Seahorse, Whitley Bay FC. 7:30pm. £10.00. (inc. hot buffet), raffle. SOLD OUT!
Sat 11: The Rebelators @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 12: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. LAST SESSION!
Sun 12: Slowlight Quartet @ The Rooms @ Immediate Audio, Unit 24, Morley's Yard South, Albion Row, Byker, Newcastle NE6 1PQ. 2:30pm. Tickets: www.wegottickets.com. Third gig of four (3/4). The Slowlights feat. YVA.
Sun 12: Am Jam @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free. Jam session, all welcome.
Sun 12: Jive Aces @ Queen's Hall, Hexham. 7:30pm.
Sun 12: Slowlight Quartet @ The Rooms @ Immediate Audio, Unit 24, Morley's Yard South, Albion Row, Byker, Newcastle NE6 1PQ. 7:30pm. Tickets: www.wegottickets.com. Fourth gig of four (4/4). The Slowlights feat. YVA. SOLD OUT!
Sun 12: Sylvain Darrifourcq-Manuel Hermia-Valentin Ceccaldi @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion (upstairs).

Mon 13: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 13: Central Bar Quintet @ Central Bar, Gateshead. 7:30pm. £5.00. First set: The Central Bar Quintet plays Horace Silver's The Tokyo Blues (featuring Pete Tanton). Second set: standards & more (no jam session).

Tue 14: ???

Wed 15: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 15: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 15: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 15: Durham Univesity Jazz Orchestra w. Tiny Fred's Collective @ Mark Hillary Arts Centre, South Road, Collingwood College, Durham. 7:00pm. 'Jazz Night 1'. The evening begins with a jam session followed by a concert performance.
Wed 15: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 15: Syd Lawrence Orchestra: Big Band Brass @ Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Paul Edis: Live stream #19 - July 24

Paul Edis (piano, vocals)

If it's Friday and it's one o'clock that can mean only one thing...Paul Edis live streaming from his London home. Pianist Edis has been entertaining his online audience for, wait for it...eighteen weeks! Today's edition, #19, would be the penultimate stream, next week (July 31) being the last one before our host takes a short break.

Ten numbers today ranging from Frank Loesser to Bud Powell with a couple of original compositions, a vocal number and an unlikely request the filling in between. Loesser's If I Were a Bell for starters, Kenny Dorham's Blue Bossa, typical Edis, typically brilliant. Horace Silver's Barbara stumped our online host as to who Barbara was. 'Babs' was none other than Mrs Silver. 

Today's unlikely request came from an unlikely source. Lance Liddle, BSH's Editor-in-Chief requested Light My Fire. The Doors' psychedelic, bombastic opus hasn't figured much, if at all, in the eleven or so years of LL's award-winning online jazz journal. Perhaps LL would care to explain himself...

Cole Porter's You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To, Edis' There Will Be Time (requested by John and Kathleen), Coltrane's Syeeda's Song Flute (Edis noting the evident similarity to Monk's Well, You Needn't), we were deep into the hour-long performance and still without a repeat. Nineteen weeks and not once has PE gone for the easy option!

Merry Monk, a blues of sorts, came about when PE played a lunchtime gig at the Merry Monk pub just off Market Place in Bishop Auckland (BSH was in attendance that day, November 2019). Today's live stream was a world premiere of sorts, a cyberspace world premiere, a world some of us have inhabited for too long. Fear not, real, live gigs, gigs with an audience, are shortly to resume

Two more numbers would take us up to the hour mark; Jerome Kern's Dearly Beloved (lyrics Johnny Mercer) featured Edis' vocals for the first and only time this week and, to close, our host set about Bud Powell's Bouncing with Bud and in the process produced a bop canon quote-laden finale. Tune in next week at one o'clock for more of the same, it'll be your last online Friday lunchtime appointment with Paul Edis for a little while. 

Abbie Finn is to play a gig on Sunday in the gardens of St James' and St Basil's Church in Fenham, Newcastle. Drummer Abbie will be joined by Harry Keeble (tenor sax) and bassist Paul Grainger. It's a three o'clock start, admission is free although a generous donation wouldn't go amiss.   
Russell.  

1 comment :

Lance said...

Well, it seems I've been called here. Will my two kings beat Russell's two aces? Maybe, maybe not. I like The Doors but, my choice of Light My Fire was based more upon the rich harmonies of the José Feliciano version and the powerhouse blast Woody Herman gave it on his LP of the same name. I visualised Paul treating it as a kind of Ramsey Lewis style interpretation which he did indeed touch upon. It didn't matter - I think it was a challenge which he handled admirably.

Russell, I'll draw one and raise you ten!

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