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Bebop Spoken There

Belá Fleck: "...he [Chick Corea] brought out the best in musicians. Not only would you get to play with him, but you'd get to play with the best version of yourself." - (DownBeat April 2021).

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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.

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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.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Strictly Smokin' live stream lockdown #4. Prohibition Bar - Nov. 29

Graham Don (keyboards); Pawel Jedrzejewski (guitar); Michael Whent (bass guitar); Guy Swinton (drums).

(Photo courtesy of Michael Lamb)

The fourth and supposedly final Strictly Smokin' live stream in this short lockdown series from Mitch's gaff on Pink Line gave the boys in the engine room an opportunity to show what they could do away from the band's all-star horns.* Graham, Pav, Michael and Guy, observing social distancing guidelines, scribbled out a set list of some of their favourite tunes and played them. A simple format and it worked. 
Billy Cobham's Red Baron for openers, cruisin' and a-groovin'. Bernie Miller's Bernie's Tune, a jam session staple, similarly Benny Golson's Killer Joe (Graham Don's 'killer' solo), kept things in a mid-to-uptempo groove. Bobby Womack's Breezin', famously recorded by George Benson, featured Pav on guitar (Michael Whent supplying the bottom end bass line). Herbie Hancock's lyrical Dolphin Dance featured Mr D on keys, Freddie Hubbard's waltz Up Jumped Spring kept things moving along, Pav stating the melody, Graham once again in the soloist's spotlight. 

Eddie Harris' Cold Duck Time with Pav in Larry Carlton-John Scofield mode turned it up a notch, Michael grabbing a rare solo a la Jaco, Guy taking it out. Time for one more - Sco's Hottentot from A Go Go (check out the album - Sco with Medeski, Martin and Wood), Pav killing! And, as Guy said 'good night' at a couple of minutes to three in the afternoon, we chuckled! Why not gan back to bed, Guy?! See you at GCT on December 19!   

As tier 3 kicks in, the anticipated return to live gigs, albeit with much-reduced audience numbers, has been put on hold. Lockdown #5 will happen - watch this space!       

Russell
  

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