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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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13,073 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 492 of them this year alone and, so far, 47 this month (April 9).

Bar Manager Required

The Jazz Co-op are looking for an experienced bar manager who can be available to start when The Globe reopens in May.

Preference will be given to a suitably qualified person who lives relatively near to The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD.

Interested parties please follow this link.

Coming soon ...

April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Album review: The Jazz Worms - Squirmin'

Ron Miles (cornet); Keith Oxman (tenor sax); Andy Wehl (piano); Mark Simon (bass); Paul Romaine (drums)

Denver Colorado has been in the news recently due to exploding aircraft parts but it is also home to The Jazz Worms, a very fine quintet well known to patrons of the Denver jazz club Dazzles.      

Their first Capri album, Crawlin’ Out, recorded way back in 1987 created much interest among local jazz fans.  Their latest release is also on Capri Records and contains eight original tunes by various members of the group. 

Ron Miles is the one that I’m most familiar with through his work with Bill Frisell, but his band-mates deserve a higher profile in the jazz world. 

Keith Oxman is an interesting player with an attractive mellow tone and nice ideas.  He has recorded with jazz icons such as Charles McPherson, Dave Liebman and Houston Person. 

The empathy in this quintet is very strong and there is a great creative interplay.    They all have a lot to say and if you like music that is a mixture of bop and free form that sounds original, then this may well fit the bill.           

Mike Farmer

Available March 19 on Capri Records from the usual suspects.

Launching Pad; Bu’s Box; Joaquin; Lickity-Split;  Wheaty Bowl; What If All?;  Balladesque; The Chimento Files.         

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