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Bebop Spoken There

Chick Corea: "Things feel good when there's a lot of music happening." - (DownBeat August 2005 (unpublished. Published posthumously April 2021 ).

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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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13,107 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 526 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (April 16).

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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Vincent Peirani & Emile Parisien: Live stream from Paris @ EFG London Jazz Festival - Nov. 17

Vincent Peirani (sop. sax); Emile Parisien (accordion)

Following their latest release Abrazo in 2020, the unique European jazz duo Peirani & Parisien returned to the EFG London Jazz Festival, with an exclusive performance filmed in Paris.

I didn't know what to expect, sometimes European musicians stretch the boundaries a tad too far for my puritanical tastes. However, whilst this duo certainly were different they were also quite delightful. Even in their most frantic moments they retained a certain Gallic charm that came to the fore in the gentler sections. At times you were on the Champs-Élysées during the rush hour. At other times you were having a romantic stroll along the banks of the Seine.

The combination of soprano sax and button-key accordion is in itself an almost uniquely French sound not normally thought of in a jazz setting but, in the hands of these deux hommes, it certainly was.

Peirani gets a great sound on soprano and, for some reason, the button key accordion doesn't grate on me the way keyed versions sometimes do. Peirani in full flight is a sight to behold! Ducking and diving, high kicking and yet still swinging. The appropriately named Parisien just sits back and lets his fingers do the walking. Vamping behind the sax, taking off on his own and - this is the best bit - the unison passages played by the duo at tempo rapide.

One of those sessions where you go in fearing the worst and leave after hearing the best!

Lance

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