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Bebop Spoken There

Ferg Ireland: “I was very ignorant about early jazz - it's bizarrely skirted over in jazz education." - (Jazzwise, September 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.
Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST! --

Postage

13,698 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1115 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (Sept. 17).

From This Moment On ...

September

Mon 20: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 22: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 22: Darlington Big Band @ Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public)
Wed 22: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Celebrating TITTB's 20th anniversary & Dave Weisser's forthcoming birthday! Limited gig tickets (£1.00.). Free live stream. www.jazz.coop.

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: 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: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 4:00pm. .
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.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Joe Webb live streaming from his European hideaway - Jan. 30

Joe Webb (piano)   

Joe began today's session saying he would be playing a few more tunes (eleven in total) rather than the eight or so he'd usually play during his weekly Saturday afternoon live stream. And a what a varied set list! First, Bill Evans, then Hoagy and onto Thelonious Monk and Keith Jarrett. Distinctive, individual voices, stylistically varied, all well within our pianist's compass.

Each number was a request from Joe's growing online fanbase. Someone bowled him a dolly...could he play Goats?  Could he? Joe wrote it! You can buy it from Joe's Bandcamp, the tune is on his latest EP For Everything Else. A Jelly Roll Morton number, a 12-bar country blues - Corrina, Corrina (first recorded by Bo Carter way back in 1928) and some Scott Joplin. Joe said this would be the first time he'd ever played The Entertainer You'd never have guessed. Whatever Joe is required to play, he'll play it as if for the umpteenth time. 

Coming up to an hour later, Joe signed off with B from his 2019 EP, Daydreamer. This one was a full-on piece of European classical romanticism dedicated to his girlfriend. Everyone say: Ah!       
Russell
 
Set list: Waltz for DebbyStardustWee SeeIn Your Quiet PlaceDance Me to the End of LoveMoonlight in Vermont; GoatsMr Jelly LordCorrina, CorrinaThe EntertainerB

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