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Faye McCalman: "For a while I would hear other artists and feel that I need to be like that person, have what they have; but then I realised that everyone has their own thing and what I connect with most is when I can tell an artist is just being themselves." - (Jazzwise July 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.


13,367 (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


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

Sun 20: Vieux Carré Hot Four @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay (12 noon).

Sun 20: Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: 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). POSTPONED!

Monday, April 26, 2021

A Monday Service from Kansas Smitty's - April 26

(Screenshot by Russell)
Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals); Giacomo Smith (clarinet)

A Monday Service for the simple reason Preacher Cox was too busy yesterday due to a filming commitment. Thanks to Giacomo Smith, clarinetist Cox had the run of Kansas Smitty's. Near enough one hundred were online for an eight thirty start. The first couple of tunes put Raymond Burke in the spotlight - Hindustan and Anytime You're Feeling Lonely, Anytime You're Feeling Blue. Cox the vocalist excelled on the blues In the Evening with some in-the-wings harmony from special guest, and fellow clarinetist, Mr Giacomo Smith. 

Smitty's Main Man joined Cox to play a two-clarinet set starting with Milenburg JoysCorrina, Corrina heard Cox hollerin' like Marla Dixon, Jelly Roll's Dead Man Blues with its funereal opening, Cox first to solo with Smith urging our preacher man: Go on! Go on!, and to close, High Society

Set list: Hindustan; Anytime You're Feeling Lonely, Anytime You're Feeling Blue; In the Evening; If I Had My Life to Live Over; Milenburg Joys; Corrina, Corrina; Lou-Easy-an-I-A; Dead Man's Blues; High Society.         

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