Total Pageviews

Bebop Spoken There

Charlotte Keefe: "I don't know what I'm going to play any more than you [the audience] do." - (Jazz North East/Jazz Co-op gig June 13, 2021)

Archive quotes.

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.

Postage

13,359 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 777 of them this year alone and, so far, 51 this month (June 13).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Wed 16: Washboard Resonators @ Punchbowl Hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm). SOLD OUT!

Thu 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside (1:00pm).

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

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

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop.

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

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

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Meanwhile, Back at Carnegie Hall ...

On this day back in 1938 Carnegie Hall was the place to be as Benny Goodman and his Orchestra took to the stage for what is generally regarded as the first ever jazz concert to be held in a venue normally associated with classical music.

It took 12 years before recordings of the event surfaced in 1950 and they were immediately snapped up making it one of the first jazz albums to hit the million mark. Today, 83 years on, the music from that magical night still excites me.

And to think you could get a seat in the balcony for 85 cents!

There were many quotes from that night.
When asked how long the intermission would be Goodman replied, "I don't know. How long does Toscanini take?"
Before going on stage, Harry James remarked, "I feel like a whore in church!"
Lance

1 comment :

Patti said...

And I do believe it was Gene Krupa's birthday in the last day or two! What a concert this was ......

Blog Archive