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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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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 23, 2020

The Geordie Hour to Jazz Time to Alice Grace - August 23

A busy day: first Adrian Cox's Sunday Service live stream (excellent, as always) followed by a movie theater (US spelling!) date with Sam Spade in Prohibition Bar, the dialogue as sharp as a modernist's zoot suite. Then, home in time to catch the final twenty minutes or so of Gary Hogg's unique programme on Radio Tyneside. 


The Geordie Hour, as the title suggests, broadcasts music written or performed by Geordie born and bred musicians or those who've attained Honourary Geordie status. This week's jazz track featured the West Jesmond Rhythm Kings playing Flamin' Mamie from the band's Jazz Lips album. To close the show Mr Hogg played Nick Pride and the Pimptones. Aye, it doesn't matter which radio station you tune-in to you're sure to hear a Geordie!  

Keeping it local, Mike Dixon's Jazz Time on Aycliffe Radio featured a wide range of material: Tubby Hayes to Chris Barber to Art Blakey and Fletcher Henderson. Newton Aycliffe lad Rick Laughlin's band popped up again with Late Night Gambo and big band fan (and friend of BSH) Tony Eales selected six drummer-led tracks.

Just time to open a bottle of Theakston's Pale Ale (4.5%) before figuring out how to logon/tune-in/fiddle about with the Newcastle Jazz Co-op's latest live stream featuring the Alice Grace Quartet. In due course Ms Grace's gig will be reviewed right here on BSH.  
Russell

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