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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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13823 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 42 of them this year alone and, so far, 42 this month (Jan. 12).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Sat 15: Elsadie & the Bobcats @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm..

Sun 16 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 16: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 16: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 16: Garner-Pope Duo @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 17: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 19: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 19: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 20: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 20: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 21: Emma Fisk & James Birkett @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: John Law @ Durham Cathedral. 7:30pm. £20.00. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Dean Stockdale Quartet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £8.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 21: Jude Murphy & Dan Stanley @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 22: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 7:30pm. £5.00.
Sat 22: MGB @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. The Milne-Glendinning Band.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Gus Haenschen & Colin Hancock

You've picked up - and possibly put back - that Brunswick Records' 78 at your local flea market or second hand record store. Next time, consider making that purchase! It's unlikely that Walter Gustave Haenschen ever visited Whitley Bay but, in a roundabout way, it could be said that Mr Haenschen has exerted considerable influence on the region's jazz scene. 

From 1919 through to 1927 Gus Haenschen directed the studio bands at Brunswick Records. Haenschen adopted the more user-friendly name 'Carl Fenton' and his successor, Rudy Greenberg (Gennett Records), actually changed his name to Carl Fenton.
Where does Whitley Bay come into this story? Well, over many years the Whitley Bay Jazz Festival (established by Mike Durham), latterly the Classic Jazz Party, has drawn heavily on Brunswick and Gennett recording artists to provide inspiration and concert themes. And, what's more, at the 2019 edition held at the Village Hotel, the recipient of the CJP's inaugural Young Talent Award, cornetist Colin Hancock, spoke about his love affair with the Jazz Age (see photo, Colin blowing at an early hours CJP jam session). Now, at the age of twenty four, multi-instrumentalist Colin, from Buda, Texas, has been nominated for a GRAMMY!  

The 63rd GRAMMY Awards' ceremony is scheduled for January 31 next year. No fewer than eighty three categories, with many nominees in each category, category 67, Best Album Notes includes Colin's liner notes for THE MISSING LINK: HOW GUS HAENSCHEN GOT US FROM SCOTT JOPLIN TO JAZZ AND SHAPED THE MUSIC BUSINESS.   

So, the next time you come across a less-than-mint condition Brunswick 78, take a punt...Haenschen...the Classic Jazz Party...GRAMMY-nominated Colin Hancock.   
Russell

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