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Bebop Spoken There

Maurice J. Summerfield: "Over dinner one night Barney [Kessel] told me about his seminar The Effective Guitarist, and in 1972 my company presented the first of twelve annual UK seminars in Newcastle upon Tyne." - (Just Jazz Guitar, September 1997)

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!

Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

15087 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 106 of them this year alone and, so far, 4 this month (Feb. 1).

From This Moment On ...

February

Sat 04: Alligator Gumbo @ St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm.
Sat 04: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: John Pope - Up Your Rhythm Game. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 04: King Bees @ Grainger Market, Newcastle. 6:30pm (doors). Live music, comedy, DJs, food stalls. £10.00. advance, £15.00. on the door. Blues band King Bees on stage 9:45-11:15pm. A Great Market Caper event.
Sat 04: Jives Aces @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.
Sat 04: Renegade Brass Band @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors).
Sat 04: Rendezvous Jazz @ Red Lion, Earsdon. 8:00pm. £3.00.

Sun 05 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 05: Rivkala @ Cumberland Arms, Newcastle. 6:00pm.
Sun 05: Jive Aces @ Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Sun 05: Dale Storr @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 05: Jam No.13 @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. Free. Durham University Jazz Society jam session. All welcome (students & non-students alike).

Mon 06: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 07: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 7:30pm. House trio: Alan Law (piano); Paul Grainger (double bass); Rob Walker (drums). Jam session reverts to a first & third Tuesday in the month schedule.

Wed 08: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 08: Jam session @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Free. TBC.
Wed 08: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 08: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 08: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 09: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 4:00pm (this week only). Free.
Thu 09: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm. £5.00.
Thu 09: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 10: Alan Barnes w Dean Stockdale Trio @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 10: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 10: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 10: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 10: Alan Barnes w Dean Stockdale Trio @ Traveller's Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £12.00.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Album review: Raphaël Pannier Quartet - Faune


Raphaël Pannier (drums/arr/comp); Miguel Zenón (alto sax); Aaron Goldberg (piano); Francois Moutin (bass) + Giorgi Mikadize (classical piano tks. 4 & 8).

Paris-born, Berklee graduate Pannier, now based in NYC, combines with alto saxist Zenón to produce that rarely successful hybrid - the marriage of jazz and classical music. Most dalliances of this nature fail because the opposing factions don't usually like what the other side brings to the table.

I'd like to think this compelling albums proves to be the exception, it certainly works for me. 

The classical element is, not surprisingly, most obvious in the two tracks with renowned concert pianist Mikadize on piano - Messiaen's Le Baiser de l'Enfant Jesus and Ravel's Forlane - proof, if proof were needed, that, like Lady Macbeth (according to Ellington), Ravel did have "a little ragtime in his soul". 

However, jazzman Goldberg can also perform outside of the box and he too proves his versatility.

Zenón, as well as taking on the role of MD, wails with passion and punch. On Ornette's Lonely Woman he creates a scenario that befits the title of the tune. On Midtown Blues, one of seven Pannier originals, he hits it out of the park.


Moutin provides support both harmonically and melodically as well as stepping into the unknown on the freer sections. Pannier is simply très magnifique his studies with Terri Lyne Carrington at Berklee giving him the foundation to be the powerful and yet sensitive drummer he is today.

A perfect album you might think - well er no. Music 5/5, cover design 0/5!

Lance

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1 comment :

Lance said...

Ann Braithwaite of Braithwaite & Katz Communications has contacted me to explain that the sub-standard album cover was sent out to the press in advance of the actual official release.

We apologise but can only comment on what we see.

Happy 21st birthday Ann from a couple of days back. As I say, we only comment on what we see...

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