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Veronica Swift: "I don't want to call myself a jazz singer anymore. I'm a singer and a storyteller.'" - (JazzTimes, December 2021)

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.
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13837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 56 of them this year alone and, so far, 56 this month (Jan. 16).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Mon 17: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 19: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 19: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 20: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 20: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 21: Emma Fisk & James Birkett @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: John Law @ Durham Cathedral. 7:30pm. £20.00. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Dean Stockdale Quartet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £8.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 21: Jude Murphy & Dan Stanley @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 22: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 7:30pm. £5.00.
Sat 22: MGB @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. The Milne-Glendinning Band.

Sun 23 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 23: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 23: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: Anth Purdy: Swing Jazz Guitar @ Blues & Bourbon, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: Svarc Hanley Longhawn @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 24: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 24: Vels Trio @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

A Sunday Service for Pete Fountain - Jan. 17

Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals)

This week, Pete Fountain. Adrian Cox' s clarinet teacher Jack Gilbert was a big fan of the clarinetist so it was about time the man from New Orleans got a Sunday Service to himself. The World is Waiting for a Sunrise, for starters. Very apt said our host, live streaming all on his lonesome from Toulouse Lautrec, London. Fountain's album with Al Hirt, New Orleans, proved a source of inspiration for this week's masterclass in jazz clarinet. 

A few minutes in, Cox thanked nigh on one hundred folk for tuning in. The first of three numbers from Fountain's 1959 album The Blues heard Cox playing My Inspiration and straight on to Wang Wang Blues and the third of the tunes, Blue Fountain. It seems Cox learns some of the tunes during the week, committing them to memory. Quite a feat! 

Basin St Blues kept Cox firmly rooted in the Big Easy, our man's vocals a treat. Looking at his watch, Cox exclaimed: Doesn't time fly when you're having a good time? Time for a couple more, first Tiger Rag, taken at an impossible tempo, Cox singing, feet-tapping, finger snapping, and to close, Moanin' Low (comp. Rainger/Dietz) , recorded by several legendary names - Annette Hanshaw, Billie and Ella, to name but three. Next week's sermon: Johnny Dodds.    
Russell    
   
Set List: The World is Waiting for the SunriseHomeWhile We Danced at the Mardi GrasBlue FountainToot, toot, Tootsie Goodbye;  Basin St BluesTiger RagMoanin' Low          

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