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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.

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

History of Music: Radio 4 - Weekdays 9:45am – 10:00am

BSH readers with an interest in music in general may like to tune into this programme, which gives excepts from non-fiction books. Sorry I can't quote the book title* as 9.45am is early for me, but the readings give an interesting outline of musical development from the beginning of time. On Monday we heard about the earliest pipes and whistles, although some have said that drums came first as you can bang on many household implements - do try this at home!

Tuesday outlined how Beethoven, Duke Ellington and Eastern musicians would all have understood the heart and soul of music, and reflected on the music and sound that unborn babies can hear, and the difficulties of interpreting ancient musical notation. At least with art and literature we have words and pictures to help. The writer bemoaned the fact that participation in music is discouraged for adults as so much of our music is performed by 'experts'.

Interesting listening which I guess you can catch live or on BBC Sounds.

Ann Alex

*(Lance):The Musical Human by Michael Spitzer.

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