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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.

Monday, April 05, 2021

Ella Hohnen-Ford live streaming with Joe Webb. April 4

(Screenshot by Russell)
Ella Hohnen-Ford (vocals); Joe Webb (piano); Will Sach (double bass)  

Ella Hohnen-Ford made a big impression on Kansas Smitty's Thelonious Monk session. Less than twenty four hours later, Ms Hohnen-Ford popped up on YouTube working with Kansas Smitty's regular, pianist Joe Webb. On the evidence of these performances the recent Royal Academy of Music graduate is an exceptional talent. 

You're Sensational sang Hohnen-Ford. Wow! Hohnen-Ford couldn't be that good, could she? Let's listen to the next one...Some People (from Gypsy). Wow! Much of Ms Hohnen-Ford's set list would draw upon stage and screen musicals together with numbers written by the likes of Randy Newman and Tom Waits. 

Hohnen-Ford's vocal style is one part measured, one part dynamic, playful, risk-taking scat. All in all, quite remarkable. Having Joe Webb in your corner is a bonus, what a piano player! Their take on Undecided put it up there, a match for anyone who has interpreted the song. Make 'Em Laugh (Donald O'Connor in Singin' in the Rain) offered yet more evidence that Hohnen-Ford is a star in the making. To close an eye-opening set, Will Sach, Kansas Smitty's ace bass player, joined Ella (what's in a name, eh?!) and Joe on Jerome Kern's In Love in Vain. Here's a prediction, Ella Hohnen-Ford is destined for the big time.     

Set list: You're SensationalSome PeopleLosing YouUndecidedOnce I Was LovedMake 'Em LaughI'm Still HereI Guess I'll Have to Change My PlanIn Love in Vain.     

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