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Bebop Spoken There

Rickie Lee Jones: "There's lots of music and not so much celebrity. I guess I'll stay here [New Orleans] for a while if it doesn't get washed away in the flood." - (The Observer 18.04.21)

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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.


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.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Steve Grossman (1951 - 2020)

Ex Miles Davis tenor/soprano saxist Steve Grossman died on August 13. Damon Brown has paid a loving tribute on LJN and Damon was on the two gigs where I heard Steve.

In February 2009, the duo fronted a quintet with Robin Aspland (piano); Mark Hodgson (bass) and Sebastiaan de Krom (drums). It wasn't Steve's best night as he'd damaged his vertebrae and had to sit down for most of the evening. However, when he did stand up to blow it soon became evident as to why Miles had had him on the team.

In September of the same year at the Scarborough Jazz Festival, again with Damon on cornet and this time, Leon Greening on piano, he was at the top of his game leaving me with a lasting memory of a great player.

Sadly missed.

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