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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 - (DownBeat August 2005 (unpublished.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 ).

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.


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.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Archipelago @ the EFG London Jazz Festival - Nov. 14

Faye MacCalman (comp./sax/clarinet/voice/synth); John Pope (bass/FX/voice); Christian Alderson (drums/perc.).
(photo courtesy of Ken Drew)

"Archipelago take audiences on a genre crushing journey fusing jazz, art-pop and blues folk melodies with cinematic improvisation; creating a sound that is stormy, exciting and unforgettable."

So read the blurb on the festival website and who am I to disagree? Suffice for me to quote from the many favourable comments on the YouTube stream.
"What a band!"
"Positively slaying."
"This is proper class."
"Sounding awesome!"
"Punk gospel!"

Although well outside of my normal comfort zone, it was compelling stuff, particularly on the sections where all Hell was let loose! In fact I found myself drawn almost magnetically towards it - they did the northeast proud and it was hard to comprehend that such endeavour wasn't rewarded with whooping and screaming - emojis aren't quite the same!

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