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Bebop Spoken There

Maurice J. Summerfield: "Over dinner one night Barney [Kessel] told me about his seminar The Effective Guitarist, and in 1972 my company presented the first of twelve annual UK seminars in Newcastle upon Tyne." - (Just Jazz Guitar, September 1997)

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.

Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST!

Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

15087 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 106 of them this year alone and, so far, 4 this month (Feb. 1).

From This Moment On ...

February

Fri 03: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 03: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: Abbie Finn Trio @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm.
Fri 03: Dilutey Juice @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Fri 03: Smoove & Turrell @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors). £25.00.
Fri 03: Struggle Buggy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Blind Pig Blues Club.

Sat 04: Alligator Gumbo @ St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm.
Sat 04: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: John Pope - Up Your Rhythm Game. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 04: King Bees @ Grainger Market, Newcastle. 6:30pm (doors). Live music, comedy, DJs, food stalls. £10.00. advance, £15.00. on the door. Blues band King Bees on stage 9:45-11:15pm. A Great Market Caper event.
Sat 04: Jives Aces @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.
Sat 04: Renegade Brass Band @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors).
Sat 04: Rendezvous Jazz @ Red Lion, Earsdon. 8:00pm. £3.00.

Sun 05 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 05: Rivkala @ Cumberland Arms, Newcastle. 6:00pm.
Sun 05: Jive Aces @ Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Sun 05: Dale Storr @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 05: Jam No.13 @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. Free. Durham University Jazz Society jam session. All welcome (students & non-students alike).

Mon 06: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 07: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 7:30pm. House trio: Alan Law (piano); Paul Grainger (double bass); Rob Walker (drums). Jam session reverts to a first & third Tuesday in the month schedule.

Wed 08: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 08: Jam session @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Free. TBC.
Wed 08: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 08: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 08: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 09: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 09: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm. £5.00.
Thu 09: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Georgia Cécile: Live stream from 606 Club, EFG London Jazz Festival - Nov. 15

Georgia Cécile (vocals); Euan Stevenson (keyboards); Mario Caribé (double bass); Max Popp (drums).

Winner of Best Scottish Jazz Vocalist 2019, Georgia Cécile was all set to head south for her London Jazz Festival appearance at the 606 Club when Covid-19 restrictions dictated she would have to perform online from north of the border. The Lots Road, Chelsea, partner venue of LJF 2020 required viewers to sign up and make a modest payment to access the stream. That done, we awaited the eight o'clock start.
Ms Cécile took to the stage with her A-list band: pianist Euan Stevenson, bassist Mario Caribé, and Scottish-resident Chicagoan, drummer Max Popp. Against a backdrop of the 606 Club's banner, Glaswegian Cécile sang a selection of standards interspersed with several original compositions. Exactly Like You opened the set - expression, invention, superb jazz singing. Jule Styne contributed two songs to Cécile's set (Time After Time and I Fall in Love Too Easily) which also included You Turned the Tables on Me, three timeless numbers sung by a young, twenty first century star in the making. Ms Cécile's original compositions, notably Month of May and Bitter Sweet, offered contrast, if not comparison, to the GASbook numbers. 

Euan Stevenson is a first call pianist on the Scottish jazz scene and beyond, simultaneously an individual creative voice and accomplished old school accompanist. Mario Caribé, for many years an established bassist on the scene since leaving Brazil to study in Scotland and subsequently making the country his home, exuded sensitivity. Our vocalist couldn't have chosen a better bass player to work with. And then there is Max Popp, this evening resplendent in dickie bow-tie. At one point during her set Cécile rightly complimented her drummer for his beautiful brushwork. This LJF set of approximately seventy five minutes will have given invaluable global exposure to Ms Cécile. Her star is very much in the ascendant. 

Georgia Cécile has a new album in the works and hopes to tour throughout next year. Watch this space!  
Russell

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