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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

13,367 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 785 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (June 16).

From This Moment On

JUNE

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

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop. SOLD OUT. Livestream available from £7.50.

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

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

Thu 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside 1:00pm).

Thu 24: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 25: Hot Club du Nord @ St Mary's Parish Hall, Barnard Castle. 7:00pm. Tickets: £15.00. + bf. A Barnard Castle Rotary Club event.

Fri 25: Archipelago + Faith Brackenbury @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle (8:00pm). £10.00. & £8.00. Echoes to the Sky album launch. A GCT Jazz Club-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Fri 25 Alter Ego @ Traveller's Rest, Cockerton, Darlington (8:00pm).

Friday, February 26, 2021

Rico & Nils present a(nother) Popup Louis - Feb. 26

Rico Tomasso (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals); Nils Solberg (guitar, vocal) 

Always from a late forties radio broadcast featuring Louis Armstrong began this evening's Popup Louis. Rico's guest this week, guitarist Nils Solberg, accompanied our host who sang a verse in addition to blowing his Armstrong 33. Shine on Harvest Moon is a familiar tune to Rico having played it as an uptempo swing number on a regular gig at the 100 Club on Oxford Street but having recently discovered a verse to the song he liked the idea of taking it at an easier tempo. 

An Armstrong recording with Oscar P yielded Sweet Lorraine. Rico rates the sides they cut together and on this one Nils took the vocal as our host picked up his flugelhorn. Rico recalled working - and touring the world! - on Brian Ferry's retro album some thirty odd years ago. Rico and Nils played Love Me or Leave Me from the recording (Rico sticking with the flugel). 

Rico showed off his suit. Made-to-measure, you know, specially for his days in Ray Gelato's band. Now then, what colour would you call it? Lilac? Mauve? Oh, yes, Rico was back on the 33 for 'S Wonderful, nice solo from Nils into the bargain. Another faster tempo tune slowed down, I've Found a New Baby with an added verse, Rico singing. Art Tatum's Emaline from 1934-ish found Rico switching back to flugel, and again our duo took it at a most leisurely tempo. And to close, If Dreams Come True. Next week Rico's guest is Joe Webb.                   
Russell

Set list: AlwaysShine on Harvest MoonSweet LorraineLove Me or Leave Me;  'S WonderfulI've Found a New BabyIf Dreams Come True

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