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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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13,367 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 785 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (June 16).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20: Vieux Carré Hot Four @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay (12 noon).

Sun 20: Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop. SOLD OUT. Livestream available from £7.50.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

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.

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!

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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