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Jack Teagarden: "I never did like anything Ellington ever did. He never had a band all in tune, always had a bad tone quality and bad blend" - Metronome, April 1947.

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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.

Postage

13,490 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 908 of them this year alone and, so far, 72 this month (July 23).

From This Moment On

Fri 23: Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Durham. 1:00pm. Tickets: £6.00. + £2.00. bf. Tel: 03000 266 600.

Fri 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 7:30pm.

Fri 23: Helen Anahita Wilson & Shahbaz Hussain @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. SOLD OUT!

Fri 23 - Sun 25: The Globe Summer Festival @ The Globe, Newcastle. Multi-genre bill (jazz inc. Tenement Jazz Band, Nishla Smith). Various ticket options (live stream option available) see: www.jazz.coop.

Sat 24: Youth Ensembles present St Cuthbert Suite @ Sage Gateshead. 7:30pm. Composer Paul Edis conducts Folkestra, Jambone, Quay Voices & Young Sinfonia in a new arrangement of his St Cuthbert Suite. AVAILABLE ONLY AS A PRE-RECORDED STREAM ON YOUTUBE AT 7:30PM.

Sat 24: Simon O'Byrne & Paul Grainger @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 25: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 25: Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl Hotel, Newcastle. 3:30pm.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Album review: Sabretooth Swing - Songs of Future Past.

Dan Ruch (trumpet/vocals); Alex Canales (sax/clarinet); Chris Butcher (trombone); Romain Beauxis (guitar); Spike Perkins (bass); Robert Montgomery (drums); Seth Ballin (tenor sax - tk 1); Ryan Hanseler (piano - tk 3).

The seeds for this album were planted when the New Orleans band found themselves playing a dance in a local juke joint. It was a late sweaty night and the band, who had changed their set to suit the gig, knew by the end of the session that they had to put this down for posterity.

And why not? It's a great set that brings to mind juke joints down in Louisiana or maybe a trad pub somewhere in England (I wish!)

Think of The House of the Black Gardenia or maybe Kansas Smitty and you're getting close but not quite close enough. I guess this is indigenous to jazz in New Orleans as it is today. The title sums it up Songs of Future Past. I haven't quite worked it out but I get the idea. A set list that includes numbers by Tom Waits and Irving Berlin suggests that the future and the past can indeed live together - particularly in the present. It may only run for 35 minutes but, trust me, they are 35 minutes well spent.
Lance.

Available Sept. 4 - usual suspects.

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