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Bebop Spoken There

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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.


13,073 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 492 of them this year alone and, so far, 47 this month (April 9).

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.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Kansas Smitty's live streaming from the EFG LJF 2020

The last leg, the final night of this year's EFG London Jazz Festival. A Kansas Smitty's special with the house band (a septet) in situ. An original to start, written by bassist Ferg Ireland, titled Impulses. Another new one with an Afrobeat feel maintained the momentum. Alec Harper's Two Dancers evoked the tango, slow, real slow. From the louche to Ornette territory. Was it Ornette? The Main Man, Giacomo Smith, somewhat inconsiderately failed to mention the title, no matter. Probably 'after O. Coleman'. 

The closing number, again unannounced, suggested the Jimmy Giuffre Trio with a blues feelin'. The feelin' created first by Smith, then the excellent Alec Harper, all of it underpinned by guitarist Dave Archer's insistent riff. And that was it. 

Giacomo Smith (clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor sax); Dylan Jones (trumpet); Alec Harper (tenor sax); Dave Archer (guotar); Joe Webb (piano); Ferg Ireland (double bass); Will Cleasby (drums).

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