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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)

Archive quotes.

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.

Postage

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

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Paper Moon Duo @ Prohibition Bar - Oct. 24

John Wilson (guitar); Jude Murphy (bass guitar, flute, vocals) + Dave Weisser (vocals)

And then there were three. The advertised Paper Moon Trio turned out to be the duo of multi-instrumentalist Jude Murphy and the venerable John Wilson. Later, our duo would be joined on one number only by a very special guest. Prohibition Bar was, as usual, on top of the social distancing thing. Mitch and co continue to lead the way...

'S Wonderful, Satin Doll (John's inventive, extended solo an early highlight), yes, it was going to be a GASbook evening. Jude temporarily rested her double bass to play flute and take a first vocal on Autumn Leaves. Jude and John would play two sets, the first some fifty minutes, the second a mere half hour. More GASbook plus a number by Madeleine Peyroux and one from Norah Jones. 

Jude didn't care for Tin Tin Deo's lyrics, partially rewriting them for today, the tune itself a classic. Misty took us into ballad territory, Sunny  Side of the Street lifted our spirits and then...on a rare night out, up stepped Mr Dave Weisser. Hearing Dave's American drawl: Okay, Cannonball's Mercy, Mercy, Mercy signalled an all-too-brief vocal masterclass from one of the region's very best singers. And so, Dave, singing the tune Joe Zawinul wrote for Cannonball Adderley, held the room spellbound. An 'I was there' moment. 

Jude and John picked up where they left off...Kenny Dorham's Blue Bossa, Jude singing Corcovado in Portuguese, yet more choice material but, alas, the ten o'clock curfew was fast approaching. All aboard for a trip along Route 66
Russell

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