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Bebop Spoken There

Belá Fleck: "...he [Chick Corea] brought out the best in musicians. Not only would you get to play with him, but you'd get to play with the best version of yourself." - (DownBeat April 2021).

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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.


13,073 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 492 of them this year alone and, so far, 47 this month (April 9).

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.

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Preview: Jamie Cullum's Piano Pilgrimage

BBC Radio 4 Extra is home to some quirky programmes. Often hidden away in the schedules when first broadcast, Piano Pilgrimage (Wednesday-Friday, 2:30pm) could be one of one them. First broadcast in 2014, this three part series presented by Jamie Cullum focuses on the entertainer's nationwide search for proof of a supposed decline in the popularity of the piano. It's likely Cullum, and others, will be heard tinkling the ivories. The first part goes out at 2:30pm tomorrow (Wednesday). 

1 comment :

Russell said...

In today's third and final part of Jamie Cullum's pilgrimage surveying the health of the nation's pianos and it's piano playing fraternity, two buskers based in York - one pushing an upright round the streets, the other a multi-instrumentalist - revealed they've been known to turn down a jazz gig because they can make more money busking on the streets!

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