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Bebop Spoken There

Greg Abate: "So many sounds are ugly now. There are no harmonics, no chords. What do people hear these days? Why do things have to change from that good music?" (JazzTimes June/July 2022)

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:"Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

14378 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 597 of them this year alone and, so far, 2 this month (July 2).

From This Moment On ...

July

Sun 03 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 03: Smokin’ Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm.
Sun 03: Ruth Lambert & Martin Craggs @ The Exchange, North Shields. 1:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Wild Women of Wylam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 4:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 5:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jazz Jam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 6:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 04: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 06: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 06: Michael Bublé @ Durham County Cricket Club, Chester le Street. Doors: 5:00pm.
Wed 06: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 06: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 06: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 07: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 07: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 07: Lara Jones + Echo Juliet @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 07: Thursday Night Prayer Meeting @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free admission (donations).
Thu 07: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 07: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 08: Alex Clarke Quartet @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00.
Fri 08: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 08: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 08: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.

Sat 09: Jazz Stage @ Mouth of the Tyne Festival: Zoë Gilby Duo (12 noon); Vieux Carré Jazzmen (1:35pm); Harmony Brass (3:10pm); Ruth Lambert Quartet (4:40pm). Outdoor stage adjacent to Tynemouth Priory.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Peter Green dies at 73

The efforts of Chris Barber, Alexis Korner and others paved the way for American blues greats to visit Britain and Peter Greenbaum, from Bethnal Green, like many others of the post war 'baby boom' generation, developed an interest in the blues. Eric Clapton left the Bluesbreakers and John Mayall offered the job to Greenbaum, or rather, Peter Green.

Replacing Clapton couldn't have been an easy gig yet, in no time, Green, along with Mick Fleetwood, founded Fleetwood Mac and the rest, as they say, is history. To some there are two Fleetwood Macs - Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac and Fleetwood Mac. Green achieved fame, if not fortune, quit the band he co-founded, then left the music business, for many years struggling with mental health issues as his former band mates sought, and found, fortune. 

Green resurfaced from time to time and in the nineties played his first indoor gigs in many years, the first of them at a sold-out South Shields' Cellar Club. Your correspondent was there that night and, in truth, the man was a shadow of his former self. Peter Green died today (July 25) at the age of just 73.    
Russell

3 comments :

Roly Veitch said...

Sad news. A select breed of musicians have that indefinable something that makes them very special. It's in their touch, their feel, the deep emotion they convey. You can often respond to it in hearing just a few notes. Peter Green was one of them.

Steve T said...

A one-off, he named his band after the drummer and bass player and, when the money came rolling in, he was set to spread it around when his peers changed their minds and started hoarding, and still are.
He was one of the few rock guitarists who attracted praise from their blues forebears, from BB to Joe Louis Walker though, for me, he only got his swagger on when he turned his attention to Hendrix and the Clapton of Cream, turning Fleetwood Mac into perhaps the missing link between them and Led Zeppelin.
He also played in Durham on his return tour, but I had no desire to see him a pale shadow of his former self - legend has it, it was the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia who delivered the acid that pickled his brain for the rest of his life - and I only really like three of their records, though Oh Well is absolutely one of the all-time greatest rock records ever made (Rattlesnake Shake and Green Manilishi are the others); but avoid the proto prog of the album version and head straight for the single off any compilation.

NeilC said...

Such a talent up there with Clapton, Page , Hendrix in the guitar greats so sad he had the breakdown at a time when he was gaining the richly deserved recognition afforded to the greats. He had such a clean style of playing , he had some success after that enforced break with Splinter playing smaller venues unlike the huge arenas Mac went on to play . I don't know but I imagine he preferred those intimate venues . A very sad loss

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