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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)

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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.

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

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Evan Christopher & Don Vappie live streaming from Chickie Wah Wah, New Orleans - Dec. 12

Evan Christopher (clarinet); Don Vappie (guitar, vocals); Amina M. Scott (double bass) 

Don Vappie began by apologising for the frequency of the stop-start gremlins, it was going to be one of those freeze-frame nights. The format appeared to be: play a tune then some conversation between the principals, Evan Christopher and Don Vappie, then play another tune. Look for the Silver Lining is more or less where we came in...how appropriate, live streams are what they are, make the best of them! 

Clarinetist Christopher addressed an international audience, in so doing acknowledging how dumb Americans must appear to observers from around the globe looking in on the recent presidential election race, swiftly adding he was hopeful things will soon take a turn for the better. 

Our principals rightly showered praise on bassist Amina M. Scott - great sound, great feel. Constant interruptions to sound and vision made it almost impossible to watch the performance, such a shame. An hour or so later, this most interrupted of live streams came to an end with I Love You (comp. Thompson & Archer) from 1923. A great set, or should that be probably a great set?!                               Russell 

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