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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

14250 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 469 of them this year alone and, so far, 69 this month (May 19).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Sun 22 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 22: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 22: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 22: Abstract Orchestra plays J Dilla @ Wylam Brewery, Newcastle. 7:30pm. CANCELLED!
Sun 22: Panharmonia @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 23: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 25: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 25: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 25: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

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: Jack Logan & the Swing Section @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Hanging out at Emmet's Place

After reading Lance’s review of the Veronica Swift album, I’d like to make a few further observations.

One of the few good things to emerge from lockdown is that of being given the opportunity to watch livestreamed jazz sessions from across the world which is how I first heard Veronica Swift (and other great singers).

'Live from Emmet’s Place', featuring the Emmet Cohen Trio plus guests, livestreams every Monday. It has done since lockdown began. Each session is approximately one and three quarter hours long and I think that, up to now, there have been approximately 46 sessions. I have been fortunate enough to have been able to watch a large number of them.

It was on 'Live from 'Emmet's Place Vol. 31' that I first saw Veronica Swift (26 years old). I was blown away by her talent. She takes scat singing to a new level. Her CV is pretty amazing too.

Watching that stream also gave me the opportunity to hear Emmet Cohen playing with a great bass player, Russell Hall, and drummer Kyle Poole - obviously first call musicians. I love them!

Another singer, Cyrille Aimee, featured on 'Emmets Place Vol 33' I also found her sensational. She is another singer who takes scat singing to a new level the like of which I have never heard.

Thirdly, Samara Joy (21 years old) and featured on 'Emmets Place Vol 46' I also found amazing. She doesn't scat much (not a criticism!) and, to my ears, influenced by the late Sarah Vaughan. Such a beautiful voice.

I strongly recommend you to check these sessions out.

Whilst listing female singers that are new to me, I'll mention another one that I have been a big fan of for years but don’t hear much of these days - Canadian singer Nikky Yanowsky (27 years old) . Another massive talent.

Ron Ainsborough

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