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Bebop Spoken There

Chick Corea: "Things feel good when there's a lot of music happening." - (DownBeat August 2005 (unpublished. Published posthumously April 2021 ).

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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.

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13,107 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 526 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (April 16).

Bar Manager Required

The Jazz Co-op are looking for an experienced bar manager who can be available to start when The Globe reopens in May.

Preference will be given to a suitably qualified person who lives relatively near to The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD.

Interested parties please follow this link.

Coming soon ...

April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Andy Davies Quartet live streaming from Ronnie Scott's - Nov. 19

Andy Davies (trumpet); Rick Simpson (piano); Daisy George (double bass); Jas Kayser (drums) 

This was a session and a half! Choice material played by four great musicians. Welshman Davies certainly can play but he didn't hog the limelight, far from it, giving equal space to his band mates - Guisborough's Rick Simpson,  the brilliant Daisy George and the new kid on the block, the fabulous Jas Kayser. 
You Stepped Out of a Dream opened the set suggesting this would be one to savour. Moanin' without Lee Morgan's pyrotechnics, Davies his own man, and on to Cedar Walton's Bolivia featuring the first of recent Berklee graduate Kayser's full-formed solos. Davies himself crafted a sublime solo on The Nearness of You and followed up with some Wynton-esque growling trumpet on The Sidewinder

Davies said they would be happy to take requests. One such, This I Dig of You, was so good the likelihood is a friend of the band leader set it up for him. Nothing wrong with that, call it initiative! Oh, yes, pianist Rick Simpson shone on this one. Rick himself suggested Spider-Man. Daisy George soloed (great sound all night), as did Rick. Excellent.

To close, Speak Low. Davies wandered on and off stage during the live stream, stepping up as and when required, the trio centre stage, Kayser a real find. If you're in need of a bass and drums team, Daisy and Jas are the girls to call. Blokes in the engine room are ten a penny, move over guys, Daisy and Jas are comin' down the line!   
Russell

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