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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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13,381 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 799 of them this year alone and, so far, 73 this month (June 20).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Thu 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside 1:00pm).

Thu 24: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 25: Hot Club du Nord @ St Mary's Parish Hall, Barnard Castle. 7:00pm. Tickets: £15.00. + bf. A Barnard Castle Rotary Club event. POSTPONED!

Fri 25: Archipelago + Faith Brackenbury @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle (8:00pm). £10.00. & £8.00. Echoes to the Sky album launch. A GCT Jazz Club-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Fri 25 Alter Ego @ Traveller's Rest, Cockerton, Darlington (8:00pm). POSTPONED!

Sat 26: Tyne Valley Big Band @ The Sele, Hexham (3:45pm).

Sun 27: Vieux Carré Hot Four @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay (12 noon).

Sun 27: Noel Dennis Trio @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). £10.00. Advance booking essential: www.jazzcoop. A Jazz Co-op-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Jason Rebello Trio - Live Stream @ Ronnie's - Oct. 8

Jason Rebello (piano); Tim Thornton (bass); Jeremy Stacey (drums).

There may be better ways to spend a Thursday evening indoors although, these days, I can't think of any. No, a live stream from Ronnie's is just about as good as it gets particularly when the Jason Rebello Trio are taking centre stage.

I was, initially, a little hesitant when he announced the second number with those dreaded words "this is another composition of mine ..."

Was this going to be an evening of originals? It wasn't, although in all fairness the originals were all cracking compositions prompting one side-column pundit to observe that, much as they enjoyed Jason's standards they thought his own tunes were even better. Yes, they were indeed exceptionally good. Bearing in mind that the standards were Easy to Love, Darn that Dream - a strangely esoteric version of Summertime in, I think, 3/4 time or some mathematically derivative time signature - Blackbird, Oscar Peterson's Hallelujah Time, and for an encore Nobody Else But Me tells you just how good his own tunes were!

Jason is certainly fleet of finger, his hands dancing deftly and delightfully in a manner that the composer of Hallelujah Time would surely have approved. On the ballads he extracted the emotional content. He may not have been singing but you felt sure he knew the words as well as he knew the chords.

In Thornton he has a soul mate, a player who provides the harmonic foundation and solos with an exquisite melodic sense. I guess he too isn't unfamiliar with the lyric.

Stacey drives it along responding instantly to his leader's mood swings and putting the boot in when needed.

The time flew by and I was left thinking of an Ellington tune title -
Blues to be There. Maybe next year ...

Lance

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