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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.

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Adrian Cox: the Music of Jelly Roll Morton - April 3

(Screenshot by Russell)
Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals)

In recent weeks Adrian Cox has been based in the south of Bulgaria, today our live streaming clarinetist relocated to somewhere in the north of the country. That 'somewhere' just happened to be a local hostelry owned by Buster Bloodvessel. Yes, the bald-headed ska popstar, as was, and still is!  A different location, the same excellent hour's worth of clarinet playing and occasional vocals. Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Pepper got the show underway against a backdrop of an ancient map of Eastern Europe with more than one hundred of Cox's parishioners online. 

Mamanita featured an unusual - unusual that is, for Cox - heavy vibrato. Five tunes in before Cox took a first vocal...Ballin' the Jack, as popularised by the 1913 stage show The Ziegfeld Follies, Cox finger-snapping the time. Excellent. Cox fulfilled a request by a Tyneside acquaintance for Smokehouse Blues before moving on to another vocal number, the New Orleans' funeral parade staple Oh, Didn't He Ramble. To close, James Scott's Climax Rag.              

Set list: Red Hot PepperGrandpa's SpellsSomeday SweetheartMamanitaThe ChantSmokehouse BluesOh, Didn't He RambleClimax Rag.

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