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Bebop Spoken There

George "Big Nick" Nicholas: "This band [George Adams-Don Pullen Quartet] is a bitch on roller skates, baby. They'll run you over if you ain't ready" (JazzTimes April, 2022)

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! --

Postage

14264 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 483 of them this year alone and, so far, 83 this month (May 26).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Thu 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 26: Deep Pope + Garner & Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00.
Thu 26: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 26: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 26: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 27: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Fergus McCreadie Trio @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.

Sat 28: Whitley Bay Carnival: Northern Monkey Brass Band (1:00-1:45pm & 4:00-4:45pm); Baghdaddies (2:00-2:45pm & 5:00-5:45pm) @ Spanish City Plaza Arena, Whitley Bay. Northern Monkey Brass Band (2:30-2:45pm) @ Rainbow Corner (Marine Ave.), Whitley Bay.
Sat 28: Jack Logan & the Swing Section @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 29 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Hartlepool United Supporters’ Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Groovetrain @ Tyne Bar, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 29: Zoë Gilby Quartet @ Allendale Village Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sun 29: Two of a Mind: Sue Ferris-Steve Summers Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 29: Jam session @ Fabio's Bar, Durham. 8:00pm. A Durham Uni Jazz Soc event. All welcome.
Sun 29: Cedric Burnside @ Cluny, Newcastle. Superb Mississippi hill country blues!

Mon 30: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

June

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Miles, a British 625 & live streams all night long (Friday)

Once again the Beeb has come up with the goods. A very British Jazz 625: the British Jazz Explosion (photo shows Nubya Garcia) presents the best of the new, contemporary bands making a name for themselves (BBC 4, 9:00pm) and at 10:30 there is a repeat showing of Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool. First aired on BBC 2 in March, Stanley Nelson's documentary film also enjoyed a limited release in independent cinemas. Definitely worth watching. And if you missed Oliver Murray's film about Ronnie Scott when it was shown recently there is an early morning (12:30am) repeat of Ronnie's: Ronnie Scott and his World-Famous Jazz Club

And if all that isn't enough, the final weekend of this year's online-only EFG London Jazz Festival alongside established virtual sessions offers an evening of live streams galore.

Picking out just three of tonight's LJF streams...Church of Sound: Gary Crosby's Groundation presents the Charlie Parker Songbook and Originals (7:30), Time and Place: Paul Edis' project featuring Jo Harrop and Tony Kofi from Hampstead Jazz Club (8:00) and the Olie Brice Trio (8:30). 

And not forgetting Rico's Popup Louis, trumpeter Rico Tomasso's weekly salute to Louis Armstrong (7:00pm) and what looks like being a storming session at eight o'clock from Kansas Smitty's as half a dozen young hotshots meet up for a 'playback' session focussing on Dizzy Gillespie's Sonny Side Up album. The line-up certainly whets the appetite...Alex Ridout (trumpet), the two tenors of Alec Harper and Xhosa Cole and a cooking rhythm section comprising the Three Wills, that's Messrs Barry (piano), Sach (bass) and Cleasby (drums).
Russell

1 comment :

stevebfc said...

With the exception of a 5 minute slot on the Manchester scene the whole programme seemed to focus on a small group of South London musicians. Hardly representative of the UK jazz it was billed as.

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