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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Holland: "Back then, one of my first gigs was with Wally Fawkes and Johnny Parker at the Crown and Anchor in Islington, playing music that went back to the days of King Oliver. And I've always enjoyed the joyousness of that music, and the sound of everybody fitting together beautifully, improvising together." - Jazzwise, August 2021.

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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.

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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

Wed 28: Ragtime Rewind Swing Band @ Assembly Rooms, 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET. 9:20pm. £8.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event (www.durhamfringe.co.uk).

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

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

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jaktar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Saturday, August 29, 2020

What's in a name?

Listening to the Jazz at Massey Hall concert for, possibly only the billionth time, and refreshing my memories by delving into Geoffrey Haydon's book, The Quintet of the Year, for, maybe, only the millionth time, a few thoughts crossed my mind.

That this concert lived up to its billing - Yes!
That the Marciano v Walcott fight lived up to its billing - No!
That Bird and Diz were at their finest - Yes!


These were the positive ones. The more frivolous ones were that, because of the contractual agreements he had with good ol' Norman Granz, Bird was listed as Charlie Chan.

Which got me to thinking of other pseudonyms in jazz.

Art Salt (Art Pepper)
Cue Porter (Johnny Hodges).

Can you think of any more?

Closer to home, the late Brian Fisher would refer to Charlie Comical (Charlie Carmichael) and Ronnie McClown (Ronnie McLean).
Lance
PS: I note that Dizzy was still playing a conventional (Martin?) trumpet at Massey Hall.

2 comments :

Russell said...

Legend has it Dizzy was just as much interested in the outcome of the fight as he was in the concert!

Ann Alex said...

Two off the top of my head:
Lindsay Hang 'em (Lindsay Hannon) and Anita Oh Dear (Anita O'Day)
Their reactions to jazz singers without talent

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