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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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13,218 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 637 of them this year alone and, so far, 45 this month (May 11).

Coming soon ...



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

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Saturday, February 13, 2021

EP Review: Amber Weekes - My Romance "A Special Valentine"

Amber Weekes (vocals) Mark Cargill (strings conductor, arranger) both tracks

My Romance: Eddie Olivieri (piano)

The Way He Makes Me Feel: Tony Campodonico (piano); Jeff Littleton (bass); Nathaniel Scott (drums); Ramon Stagnaro (guitar); Paul Baker (harp); David Jackson, Munyungo Jackson (percussion) + Mon David (vocal)

Definitely one for Valentine's Day, two romantic songs to share. And also issued as a taste of Amber Weekes upcoming album, which is ‘Round Midnight – Reimagined.

Songs wonderfully well interpreted, a slow, thoughtful, version of the Rodgers/Hart My Romance, with strings and luscious piano. Then an interesting rendering of The Way He Makes Me Feel, (Legrand, Bergman). Sung as a duet with Mon David, each taking alternate 'she or 'he' lines, explaining all the delightfully confusing emotions felt at the very beginning of a relationship.  

The publicity leaflet describes Amber Weekes as an up-and-coming jazz singer but surely she has already arrived! She hails from Los Angeles and performs there regularly. She has sung in many Southern California clubs and also at Las Vegas at Caesar's Palace. Ms Weekes studied singing with the great Sue Raney and recently released a Christmas album The Gathering.

The music is released on Valentine's Day on Amber Inn Productions. See the website amberweekes.com for more information and a sample of My Romance 

Ann Alex

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