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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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14454 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 732 of them this year alone and, so far, 30 this month (August 11).

From This Moment On ...

August

Thu 18: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 18: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 18: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Thu 18: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Bridge Hotel, Newcastle. Strictly Smokin’ Big Band. 7:00pm. Free (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Thu 18: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. Guests: Dave Archbold (keys); Dan Johnson (sax); Josh Bentham (sax); Bill Watson (trumpet); Ron Smith (bass)

Fri 19: Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. SOLD OUT!
Fri 19: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 19: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 19: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri. 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Ayr Jazz Club, Fairfield House Hotel, Fairfield Rd, AYR KA7 2AS. 7:30pm. For accommodation call the hotel on 01292 267461. For tickets call Ayr Jazz Club Secretary, Stuart McLean, on 01292 590773.
Fri 19: Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie @ St Cuthbert’s Centre, Crook. 7:30pm.
Fri 19: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Harry Keeble Duo + Northern Monkey Brass Band. £15.00. (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Fri 19: Mo Scott @ The Millstone, South Gosforth, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Scott w Gary Dunn, Neil Harland & Paul Smith.

Sat 20: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Tyne Bank Brewery, Newcastle. All day event (from 1:30pm): Riviera Effect + Alter Ego + Graham Hardy Quartet + Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie + Ivo Neame Quartet. £17.00. (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Sat 20: Anth Purdy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free (donations).
Sat 20: Boys of Brass @ Brandling Villa, South Gosforth, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 21 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 21: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Tyne Bank Brewery, Newcastle. All day event (from 1:30pm): Lindsay Hannon & Alan Law + Knats + David Gray’s Flextet + Ben Gilbert Trio + Emma Rawicz. £17.00. (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Sun 21: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.

Mon 22: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 23: FILM: Space is the Place @ Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle. 6:25pm. Dir. John Coney (1974). Starring Sun Ra!
Tue 23: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Durham. 7:00pm. Free (to reserve a table phone 0191 386 5556).
Tue 23: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Steve Glendinning, Paul Grainger, Abbie Finn.

Wed 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 24: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 24: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 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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