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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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13,715 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1132 of them this year alone and, so far, 76 this month (Sept. 21).

From This Moment On ...

September

Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Jazz Pocket Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall 8:00pm. .
Thu 23: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside, Gateshead. 8:30pm. .

Fri 24: Perdido Street Jazzmen (with Frank Brooker reeds, Eugene Farrar trombone, Brian Bennett banjo & Phil Rutherford sousaphone) @ Darlington Market Square, Darlington. 11:00am.
Fri 24: Sue Ferris Quintet @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: FILM: Jazz on a Summer's Day + Swing Bridge Trio (in the bar) @ Forum Cinema, Hexham. 7:00pm.

Sat 25: Silent Music Seeing Sound + Spinningwork @ Newcastle Arts Centre. 6:30pm. Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music (NFOJIM).
Sat 25: Knats @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 26: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. .
Sun 26: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 26: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. .
Sun 26: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 4:00pm.
Sun 26: Sax Appeal @ The Blue Bell, Hill Street, Corbridge NE45 5AA. 4:30pm. Free. .
Sun 26: David Gray Flextet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 26: Nubiyan Twist @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 27: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 29: Darlington Big Band @ Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 29: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Glenn Crytzer live streaming from NYC - Dec. 27, 1927

Mike Davis (trumpet); Ricky Alexander (clarinet); Glenn Crytzer (guitar); Andrew Hall (double bass)

December 27th, the year is 1927. What to do? Take in a ball game? Take in a Broadway show? No, go online to catch Glenn Crytzer's weekly show from Manhattan, NYC. Well, if the internet had existed back in the day this would have been the option. Each week Crytzer's shtick is to play tunes from a given year. This week 1927 was in the spotlight. Aiding our host were ever-present Mike Davis (trumpet), Ricky Alexander (clarinet) and string bass man Andrew Hall.
Trumpeter Mike Davis, at the last count not quite thirty years of age, just keeps on getting better. Today he was in scintillating form. It begs the question: How good will he be in, say, ten years time? In fact, how much better will he be this time next week?! His break on Armstrong's Hot Five recording of Once in a While was something else!
 
Crytzer said he'd whittled down a set list from a list running into the tens including I Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man of Mine. What's the odds of this happening...? Showboat premiered at the Ziegfeld Theater, NYC on December 27, 1927! Here we were 93 years to the day hearing the number. Crytzer engaged with his worldwide audience, confessing he was unaware of the coincidence. 

A sign of a really good live stream is not realising how quickly the hour had flown by. More next week, guess the year...

Post-gig Crytzer engaged in a Zoom chat with tap dancer DeWitt Fleming Jr. who has worked on the jazz scene with Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin and Christian McBride.

Russell 

Set list: At SundownBlue RiverOnce in a WhileCan't Help Lovin' Dat Man of MineThe Song is EndedI'm Coming VirginiaI'm Looking Over a Four Leaf CloverChlo-eSometimes I'm HappyThe Best Things in Life Are Free.  

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