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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 21, 2021

Sunday Night @ The Globe: Three In One - March 21

(Photo by Debra Milne)
Will Howard (tenor sax); Elliot Roffe (bass); Steve   Hanley (drums).

Last week the Bossa Trio became a duo. This week, Four In One became Three In One. However, the show must go on - as the saying goes - and tonight's three troupers adhered to that maxim.

It's been a week for tenor players with ne'er an alto or soprano in sight. Over the past few days at Ronnie's, Smitty's and 606 we've had Riley Stone-Lonergan, Xhosa Cole, Mornington Lockett and Alec Harper taking Adolphe Sax's invention to places he never dreamed were possible.

(Photos by Debra Milne)
Going into a prestigious gig like Sunday Night at the Globe a man down is like facing Man City with ten men. However, tonight's tenor sax man Howard was, at least outwardly, not fazed. He blew cool, no pyrotechnics and only the occasional sortie into those harmonic extremities that you don't find in your A Tune A Day tutor.

A great selection of standards along with a couple of Monks and a Bird (how's that for a title Two Monks and a Bird? Maybe not, it could be misconstrued!)

Howard gets a nice sound not a gutsy, walkin' the bar sound, more an introvert Warne Marsh (ish) sound which isn't surprising as, had the full monty been on stage we'd have heard some Tristano music.

What we did hear was good enough for me. Fine tenor playing, impressive bass and  excellent drums resulting in a most enjoyable set.

Next week it's the Bradford/Shoulder/Williams (all being well...) and, having a heard a few tracks in advance of this new band, it's going to be great and maybe not quite what you were expecting ...

Lance

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