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Bebop Spoken There

Alan Barnes: "Normally you can cobble a set together with five guys on the back of an envelope over the first pint and it's just fine. Livestreaming isn't like that." - (Jazzwise July 2021)

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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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13,381 (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

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: . A Jazz Co-op-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Tue 29: Dean Stockdale Trio @ The Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Peterlee (1:00pm). Tickets £6.00. + bf from: www.ticketsource.co.uk

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Nigel Price Organ Trio w. Vasilis Xenopoulos - Live stream @ Ronnie Scott's - Oct. 22

Nigel Price (guitar); Vasilis Xenopoulos (tenor sax); Ross Stanley (Hammond B3); Joel Barford (drums).

(Photos courtesy of Ken Drew)

What is there left for me to say? I said it all after hearing the band at The Globe on Sunday night!* It was a great session then and it's a great session now. Hopefully, anyone who missed that session - or any of the other gigs on the tour - will be catching up and realising they are in the virtual presence of greatness.

Strangely, I've never been that fussed about jazz on television - it always seems so contrived - whereas these live streams whether from Ronnie's, The Globe or somebody's bedroom invariably come across as more natural. You really do feel you're sitting in the front row which all adds to the ambiance.

Being a tribute to Wes Montgomery, the tunes were, with some exceptions and in revised order, more or less what we heard on Sunday and none the worse for that. You don't buy a record to play it only once which is in effect what happens at a normal gig. This way you can relive it whilst retaining the live experience.

There may have been more in the live audience tonight but the Clapometer definitely swung in the direction of The Globe - they won hands down!

Lance

* Link to Globe review.

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