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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.
Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST! --

Postage

14264 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 483 of them this year alone and, so far, 83 this month (May 26).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Thu 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 26: Deep Pope + Garner & Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00.
Thu 26: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 26: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 26: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 27: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Fergus McCreadie Trio @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.

Sat 28: Whitley Bay Carnival: Northern Monkey Brass Band (1:00-1:45pm & 4:00-4:45pm); Baghdaddies (2:00-2:45pm & 5:00-5:45pm) @ Spanish City Plaza Arena, Whitley Bay. Northern Monkey Brass Band (2:30-2:45pm) @ Rainbow Corner (Marine Ave.), Whitley Bay.
Sat 28: Jack Logan & the Swing Section @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 29 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Hartlepool United Supporters’ Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Groovetrain @ Tyne Bar, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 29: Zoë Gilby Quartet @ Allendale Village Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sun 29: Two of a Mind: Sue Ferris-Steve Summers Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 29: Jam session @ Fabio's Bar, Durham. 8:00pm. A Durham Uni Jazz Soc event. All welcome.
Sun 29: Cedric Burnside @ Cluny, Newcastle. Superb Mississippi hill country blues!

Mon 30: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

June

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Joe Farnsworth Trio live streaming from Small's, NYC - Feb. 15

George Cables (piano); Peter Washington (double bass); Joe Farnsworth (drums) 

If it's ten o'clock (GMT) it must be time for Small's. Seven nights a week the Greenwich Village venue live streams to the world. Tonight, drummer Joe Farnsworth presented a one hour set of standards in the company of the venerable George Cables, piano, and NYC's first call bassist, Peter Washington. 

Joe Farnsworth has worked with some of the best in the business. In fact, on his first two albums as leader he employed the combined talents of Cedar Walton, Eddie Henderson, Harold Mabern, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller and Ron Carter! Here at Small's, the trio opened with There'll Neve Be Another You. Piano trios are ten-a-dime, this one is in the million dollars class. 

Johnny Mandel's Emily, Dizzy's Con Alma, Small's small audience showed its appreciation. Farnsworth, then Cables, addressed the gathering, they were having fun, Mr Cables had just received his second vaccine jab, life was good. The trio played the first composition Cables wrote as a young man, appropriately titled Happiness. Cables' subtle, as opposed to ferocious, sense of swing was a delight to listen to. Our pianist made a big impression on Tyneside a few years ago. The Cookers were in town, Cables was in the all-star post-bop outfit. 

Bassist Peter Washington has lost count of the number of studio recording sessions he's been part of, suffice to say he got the job with Art Blakey and Tommy Flanagan, not to mention a long tenure with Bill Charlap. Our man stepped forward - metaphorically, physically there isn't room to move in Small's! - on My Foolish Heart, and to close an all-too-short set, Farnsworth and co played Cables' Mr. Baggy Pants. An excellent set.     
Russell

Set list: There'll Never Be Another YouEmilyCom AlmaHappinessMy Foolish HeartMr Baggy Pants    

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