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Charlotte Keeffe: "I don't know what I'm going to play any more than you [the audience] do." - (Jazz North East/Jazz Co-op gig June 13, 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.

Postage

13,359 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 777 of them this year alone and, so far, 51 this month (June 13).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Wed 16: Washboard Resonators @ Punchbowl Hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm). SOLD OUT!

Thu 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside (1:00pm). Cancelled tfn.

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm). Cancelled tfn.

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

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

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). CANCELLED TFN.

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). CANCELLED TFN.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Album review: Noah Haidu, Buster Williams, Billy Hart - Slowly: Song For Keith Jarrett

Noah Haidu (piano); Buster Williams (bass); Billy Hart (drums).

A rather splendid tribute to the now retired piano legend Keith Jarrett by a pianist who, although new to me, was acknowledged by JazzTimes in 2011 as "a rising star" and, by Jazzwise, as "an important new talent"  which just shows you what happens when you take your eye off the ball. 

My eyes  are back on the ball!

Catching up on this, Haidu's latest release, provides ample proof that he has very much absorbed the Jarrett aura to the extent that I left the room to sneeze (joke!). The feeling is there but Haidu, without question, is still very much his own man.

It's a mixed programme with What a Difference a Day Made, Georgia on my Mind and But Beautiful keeping the standard bearers happy. 

Jarrett's Rainbow serves to remind listeners what the album's all about as the beautiful waltz segues into Haidu's Song For Keith Jarrett

Haidu also composed Slowly and Buster chipped in with Air Dancing whilst Billy Hart threw in Duchess and Lorca.

There's a beautiful quote from the session by Haidu - "When Buster Williams says 'go for it, Billy and I got your back [covered]' that really resonates."

I guess he took their advice!

Beautiful ...

Lance

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