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Ferg Ireland: “I was very ignorant about early jazz - it's bizarrely skirted over in jazz education." - (Jazzwise, September 2021)

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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.
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 23, 2021

KSTV: Live Playback. Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers "Buhaina's Delight" - Jan. 23


James Copus (trumpet); Daniel Higham (trombone ); Alec Harper (tenor sax); Will Barry (piano); Ferg Ireland (bass); Will Cleasby (drums)
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(Screenshots by Ken Drew)

As on the Blue Note album, Backstage Sally  got the ball rolling (I wonder what became of Sally?) with the horns kicking ass from the off. Barry likewise and Cleasby adding a touch of Blakey's percussive power.

Not surprisingly, Wayne Shorter's ballad Contemplation featured Alec Harper who was in his usual fine form. Amazing how, over the course of these live streams, he's so comfortably stepped into the shoes of, among others, Stan Getz, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and, tonight, Wayne Shorter.

Bu's Delight was a showcase for Cleasby and he did "Bu" proud albeit not before the others had had their say. This was turning into a cracking session and it was only at the midway point! If this had been a live live gig the audience would still be clapping come Monday morning.

Reincarnation Blues. Was ever a tune more aptly named? Tonight the Messengers were being well and truly reincarnated. This was also when YouTube was suddenly in need of being reincarnated - it just died on me! I didn't try to resuscitate it, instead, I flew on gossamer wings over to Facebook, missing no more than 8 bars, and, for once, F/b was behaving itself!

Shaky Jake. The band agreed that this was their favourite track so, needless to say, it had everyone going for gold and maybe trombonist Higham just shaded this one... 

Moon River seemed, on paper, to be a strange choice to close. It wasn't - it was an uptempo blast that saw Copus blowing like as though he'd just had supper and breakfast with Audrey Hepburn at Tiffany's and Cleasby once more stopping the show. Interestingly, unless I'd fallen asleep - as if! - I can't recall any bass solos. Nevertheless, that didn't detract from Ferg Ireland's contribution to the band he was rock solid.

Blakey Lives!
Lance

3 comments :

Russell said...

If this live stream had been a live gig at Newcastle's Corner House - 'just like the old days, when I was a lad' - the grizzled, 'heard it all before'crowd would have been cheering these lads to the rafters. And, Lance, I think you must have gone to the kitchen to open another bottle of Abbot when Ferg took a great bass solo!

Lance said...

As I'm only indulging in a demi-tasse of Chardonnay tonight it was more likely to have been whilst I was trying to re-establish intergalactic relations with YouTube. My apologies to Ferg.

Patti said...

Lance! Chardonnay? Quel horreur - you should’ve been on the Pinot!

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