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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 - (DownBeat August 2005 (unpublished.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.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Freddie Redd (May 29, 1928 - March 17, 2021)

One of the more elusive figures in modern jazz finally closed the piano lid on March 17. Although he did record for Blue Note and other labels he is mostly remembered for the music he composed for The Connection, a play in which he also appeared on stage in an acting roll along with altoist Jackie McLean. The music which was released by Blue Note is a lasting testimony to his greatness.

Freddie Redd was 92. May he Rest In Peace.

Lance

WBGO Obituary.

1 comment :

Mike Farmer said...

A long time ago there used to be a cinema situated half-way down Market Street Manchester called the Cinephone. It showed mainly obscure foreign movies and sometimes British ones that were deemed too hot for general release. I saw in the evening paper they were screening a Jazz-related film titled The Connection. It was a great film and Jackie McClean and Freddy Redd made a big impact on the local Jazz scene. Years later I encountered the drummer from the Connection quartet, Larry Ritchie playing with Johnny Griffin at the Blue Note in Paris.He was suffering from toothache so not playing at his best! That was a great tribute to Freddy Redd, a true be-bop legend.

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