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Bebop Spoken There

Chick Corea: "Things feel good when there's a lot of music happening." - (DownBeat August 2005 (unpublished. Published posthumously April 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.

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13,107 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 526 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (April 16).

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 17, 2021

Frank Lacy's Tromboniverse live streamimg from Small's, NYC - Feb. 16

Frank Lacy's Tromboniverse is an amazing spectacle. Eight, possibly nine, trombonists blowing in Small's bijou space is quite something. Oh, to have been there! In a one hour set of of orginal compositions and a couple of standards, Lacy's 'bone men and women were augmented by piano, bass and drums. 

For much of the hour Lacy stood to one side of the stage, out of shot. Rashaan Salaam acting as Lacy's assistant, directed the ensemble with some vigour. An arrangement of Stevie Wonder's Too High received its premiere, and the one ballad of the evening, JJ Johnson's Lament, revealed the many colours in the trombonists' gig bag. 

Frank Lacy is a long-serving member of the Mingus Big Band. Tromboniverse is his own project. If the opportunity arises to hear either band, take it.      
Russell

2 comments :

Ron Ainsborough said...

Russell you have reminded me of the occasion during the London jazz festival about 2010 when I saw a Japanese band comprising a line of 10 Baritone Saxes on their own playing arrangements using all the band. They were giving a taster of their gig being held that evening. Fascinating is an understatement apart from the music being really brilliant. I think the venue I was at was in Foyles ??? book shop.
Hope you are coping well with the lockdown Russell ,cant wait till we can all meet up again at a live gig.
Ron Ainsborough

Russell said...

Ron, there is a gig list as long as your vaccinated arm just waiting for the green light! I'll see you at many of them, that's for certain.

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