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Veronica Swift: "I don't want to call myself a jazz singer anymore. I'm a singer and a storyteller.'" - (JazzTimes, December 2021)

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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.
Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST! --

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13823 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 42 of them this year alone and, so far, 42 this month (Jan. 12).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Sat 15: Elsadie & the Bobcats @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm..

Sun 16 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 16: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 16: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 16: Garner-Pope Duo @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 17: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 19: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 19: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 20: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 20: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 21: Emma Fisk & James Birkett @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: John Law @ Durham Cathedral. 7:30pm. £20.00. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Dean Stockdale Quartet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £8.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 21: Jude Murphy & Dan Stanley @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 22: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 7:30pm. £5.00.
Sat 22: MGB @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. The Milne-Glendinning Band.

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Album review: Allison Neale - Quietly There

Allison Neale (alto sax); Peter Bernstein (guitar); Dave Green (bass); Steve Brown (drums).

Just when I was beginning to think that the art of lyricism had been lost, that the values of Paul Desmond, Lee Konitz and Art Pepper no longer had a place in our music, this CD arrived. It was probably pushed through the letter box by a postman who maybe wondered as to how I found the time to listen to so many CDs. It's something I wonder about myself and the truth is that, there could be a massive bonfire coming up shortly! One certainty is that this disc won't be among the blazing inferno!

Allison Neale is one of those players where the gender card isn't played. If it was, I know quite a few guys who would be heading for the hills.


I first heard Allison at Pizza Express where she kept Scott Hamilton on his toes. There was a Scarborough Jazz Festival gig that absolutely brought the house down in a set with guitarist Dave Cliff - the bands that followed had it all to do!

Now Dave Cliff isn't on this album but he's put a pretty good dep in - Peter Bernstein!

As choice a selection of tunes as anyone with a leaning towards the West Coast could wish for and, if I wasn't already "spoken for" my proposal would be in the post!

If this is the only album you buy this year - buy two as you'll either wear it out or one of your friends will nick it the moment your back is turned - well mine would!

You want stars? Maybe a constellation or two for starters ...

Album of the year!
Lance.

It's released on Sept. 11 on Ubuntu Records  UBU0062 but I couldn't even wait until tomorrow to write about this one - this is the biz!

Darn That Dream; Midnight Sun; Split Kick; Quietly There; I'm Glad There is You; Motion; Spring is Here; Lollipops and Roses; 2 Degrees East 3 Degrees West; You Do Something To Me; I Should Care.

1 comment :

Roly Veitch said...

I have the CD she made with Dave Cliff, Simon Thorpe and Matt Skelton. 'Melody Express'.
A very lyrical player with a great sound.
Roly

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