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Kasia Delgado: "The naughtiest thing that I did at school was bunk off a maths lesson to practice my saxophone for a jazz band." - (i newspaper October 21, 2021)

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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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Postage

13,837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1254 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 23).

From This Moment On ...

October

Mon 25: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Alec Harper live streaming from Kansas Smitty's - Dec. 9

Alec Harper (tenor sax); Noah Stoneman (organ); Dave Archer (guitar); Luca Caruso (drums).

Another night in, another night watching a live stream from Kansas Smitty's studio.

Not quite the same as advertised but in many ways an equally enjoyable experience. I wasn't familiar with Noah Stoneman but his organ grinding fitted perfectly into the hard bop Blue Note setting along with Harper, Archer and the great Caruso. This is the fine thing about Smitty's they can perm just about any combination of musicians from their seemingly bottomless pool and come up with the goods.

A Grant Green number - Jean de Fleur - got things rolling and, not surprisingly, Dave Archer was well featured. One of the great standards followed - Give me the Simple Life. It's a number that hasn't been done to death in the jazz world which made it such a breath of fresh air. Harper's solo brought Sonny Rollins to mind.

Brazil was described as Afro-Cuban which may have been poetic liberty geographically speaking  but it had that driving Latino beat which I guess is, in many eyes and ears, more or less indigenous to most places south of Acapulco.

A few Joe Henderson tunes kept the Blue Note flag flying as did Horace Silver's Sister Sadie.

Another BN classic album provided the finale - If from Larry Young's Unity.

With live streams like this and many others from around the globe (and The Globe) I could end up as an armchair jazz person!

Lance

1 comment :

Russell said...

Lance, you're the last person on Planet Jazz who'll settle for an armchair view. I'll see you at the next audience-admitted gig!

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