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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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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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13,468 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 886 of them this year alone and, so far, 50 this month (July 17).

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.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Toon Big Band to play Newport

JC - the "Man from Galilee" or was it Galway? - has reminded me that the 11 piece Toon Big Band play Newport tonight. A gig possibly set up by George Wein when he was last over here at Blaydon Jazz Club.

Stomping off at 5:30pm, their international line up will play 2 x 45 minute sets with video cameras at the ready to spot any wrong notes - including accidentals.

It is hoped, but not expected, that the band will repeat their 1946 Newport gig when they played 13 storming numbers, 6 of them featuring Len Shackleton, 4 by Charlie Wayman, 2 by Roy Bentley and 1 by Jackie Milburn. Surprisingly, Milburn was the only one to be honoured with a statue outside of the open air concert hall which never saw anything like it again until the Rolling Stones played there on their way to Wembley in 1982.

Will the Toon Big Band make it to Wembley this year?

Lance


2 comments :

Patti said...

And I recall the Milburn statue made a surprise but rather short appearance on Northumberland Street? Until some ungrateful toe rag tried to steel the ball - probably a Mackem visitor to the Toon!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately we now have an actual statue 'playing' at No.9 for the team.

JC

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