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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.

Postage

13,107 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 526 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (April 16).

Bar Manager Required

The Jazz Co-op are looking for an experienced bar manager who can be available to start when The Globe reopens in May.

Preference will be given to a suitably qualified person who lives relatively near to The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD.

Interested parties please follow this link.

Coming soon ...

April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Friday, August 14, 2020

A Great Day in London (and outside of The Village Hotel)

Visit the Musicians Union site to see how a London photographer, Terence Donovan, recreated the famous scene in Harlem, using London musicians in Trafalgar Square back in 1962. Peter Vacher discusses the event with the survivors.

In 2010, The Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival also had a "Great Day" outside of the Village Hotel in North Tyneside. Organiser Mike Durham can be seen in the forefront trumpet in hand. Also in the picture is Cécile McLorin Salvant.
This was the 20th and last Whitley Bay Jazz Festival as such. It was reborn the following year as Mike Durham's Classic Jazz Party and, apart from this year, has continued ever since.
Lance 
Here are: more photos. How fortunate it was that Art Kane was in town that day, maybe not in person but at least in spirit!

2 comments :

Patti said...

What a great day this was - we had musicians from all over the jazz world lining up to take part in the photo recreation. The UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark, Norway ...... Japan, Australia, the United States, and Chile. Several different pictures were taken, in order to fit everyone in!

Lance said...

Patti, I've just added a link to those other photos. What a beautiful memory. When the CJP restarts, you should do it every year.

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