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Bebop Spoken There

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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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.

Friday, August 28, 2020

SSTBB Live Stream - August 28

Alice Grace (vocal); Michael Lamb (trumpet); Jamie Toms (tenor sax); Kieran Parnaby (trombone); Michael Bowman (keys); Michael Whent (bass guitar); Guy Swinton (drums).

The Strictly Smokin' Tiny Big Band provided an enjoyable 45 minutes built around mum to be Alice who sang a choice(ish) selection of standards.

The horns had their moments with Parnaby's solo on Sunny maybe just getting the nod in a photo finish.

Needless to say that Alice, seated throughout, was in good voice and I enjoyed Get Happy; Well Alright, Okay, You Win; Wonderwall; Never Gonna Give you Up; All the Things you Are; Sunny; Straighten up and Fly Right; Let's Do It and, oh yes, Summertime and Fever.


Mike Bowman on piano had a couple of pleasing choruses here and there and the rhythm section, even sans guitar, were solid. It was a good set. A 15 minute interval was announced but I couldn't make the second set. I've no doubt it was on a par with the first. I was pleased to note that the band's Crowdfunder appeal is getting there. It looks good.
Lance

2 comments :

NeilC said...

Thoroughly enjoyed both sets the sound was very rich , clearly whoever mixed the feed did a great job . So pleased they are nearing their target . The only strange thing about the gig, and I am sure they must feel it , is that there is sadly no applause , whistling etc which they so thoroughly deserved.Thank you so much for a great performance.

Ken said...

What a good performance this was ! The (so-called 'tiny') Band were on form, and the sound (balance & quality) were spot on. This can still be viewed on their Website - well worth a listen : https://youtu.be/u8IjIOIvvQc?t=580 (starts at 9m45s)

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