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Bebop Spoken There

Alan Barnes: "Normally you can cobble a set together with five guys on the back of an envelope over the first pint and it's just fine. Livestreaming isn't like that." - (Jazzwise July 2021)

Archive quotes.

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.

Postage

13,381 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 799 of them this year alone and, so far, 73 this month (June 20).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Thu 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside 1:00pm).

Thu 24: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 25: Hot Club du Nord @ St Mary's Parish Hall, Barnard Castle. 7:00pm. Tickets: £15.00. + bf. A Barnard Castle Rotary Club event. POSTPONED!

Fri 25: Archipelago + Faith Brackenbury @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle (8:00pm). £10.00. & £8.00. Echoes to the Sky album launch. A GCT Jazz Club-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Fri 25 Alter Ego @ Traveller's Rest, Cockerton, Darlington (8:00pm). POSTPONED!

Sat 26: Tyne Valley Big Band @ The Sele, Hexham (3:45pm).

Sun 27: Vieux Carré Hot Four @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay (12 noon).

Sun 27: Noel Dennis Trio @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). £10.00. Advance booking essential: . A Jazz Co-op-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Tue 29: Dean Stockdale Trio @ The Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Peterlee (1:00pm). Tickets £6.00. + bf from: www.ticketsource.co.uk

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Album review: Jonathan Parker - The Remainder

Jonathan Parker (alto sax); Chuck Barrick (vibes); Max Light (guitar); Eliot Seppa (bass); Abinnet Berhanu (drums).

An engaging album led by Brooklyn based sax player Parker, a musician and composer whose playing since graduating from Oberlin in 2008 has taken him to festivals in China and Hong Kong including gigs with the legendary Dee-Dee Bridgewater.

The Remainder features a tight group of musicians working out on Parker's originals. Vibes, guitar, bass and drums solo fluently often intertwining with each other and, of course, the leader's alto sax. He's fiery and yet cool with it. The bite is there but he doesn't allow it to distort the tonal qualities of the instrument unleashing breathtaking wizardry as he races through the changes like the driver of a getaway car outrunning the law.

Barrick's vibes have today's sound without losing the feeling of past masters such as Jackson and Gibbs. Likewise Light has no need for exaggerated effects or Marshall stacks - he makes every note count. Seppa is sound throughout, his solo on Honeycomb a template for bass players. Berhanu kicks things along à la Elvin and Tony  and the end result makes for a good start to the new year (The Remainder is released by One Trick Dog Records on January 1, 2021).

Lance

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