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Bebop Spoken There

John Scofield: "I like architecture that lends itself to improvisation." - (Jazzwise November, 2021)

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! --

Postage

13,837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1254 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 23).

From This Moment On ...

October

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

November

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

SSBB Crowdfunder launch to raise funds for three new albums!

(Press release)

The most asked question at our shows by audience members is: "do you have any CDs?"

With this crowdfunder we want to make some new recordings that will be a great addition to your music listening. So, we're aiming to produce three brand new CDs across the next 18 months... each with its own distinct flavour.

In the pipeline already was a “Strictly Smokin’  sings Ella Fitzgerald with Alice Grace” however Covid-19 has meant we’ve had to cancel our studio dates meaning it’s top of our list to get into the studio.

This album will be ten tracks that paint a broad picture of Ella’s career — we’re working with an exquisite string section to make sure this recording is as lush as we can possibly make it.

Number two on our list is a disc which takes in a section of our tour through the iconic image: “A Great Day In Harlem”.

We had such an amazing opening show at Gosforth Civic Theatre last April that we feel this music deserves recording within the context of the image and to have its story told through the narrative of the musicians who composed and performed.

And finally, disc number three: Strictly Smokin’  & Friends”.

This is the most ambitious of them all and a record of the amazing friendships we’ve developed with some of the UKs finest and most prolific jazz musicians and vocalists.

Each track will feature one of the amazing guests which we have brought to Newcastle — already confirmed: Mike Lovatt, Mark Nightingale, Hailey Tuck, Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams and Joe Stilgoe with more to follow.

The entire CD will be made up of brand new music and arrangements, created to spotlight the incredible musicianship of these jazz greats.
There is no doubt that these are ambitious projects with an ambitious goal - but we hope you'll be able to support us.

We have structured the rewards in our crowd funder to essentially be advance purchases of the albums. A download will cost £8 and a CD will cost £10 once they are produced - if you can support us by purchasing in advance we can throw everything we've got at these sessions and produce the best quality music and recordings, with the best jazz musicians in the region and the UK.
Of course, there are options to donate more significant amounts with rewards to match.
We can't wait to get into the studio, and for our audience to hear what we produce - they're going to be something rather special.
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3 comments :

Anonymous said...

:thumbs up:!

Patti said...

Yeah - this is such a super idea - and let's all us SSBB fans contribute whatever we can to support the band here!

Michael Lamb said...

Thank you Patti! 🎺🎺

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