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Rickie Lee Jones: "There's lots of music and not so much celebrity. I guess I'll stay here [New Orleans] for a while if it doesn't get washed away in the flood." - (The Observer 18.04.21)

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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.


13,107 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 526 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (April 16).

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.

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Joe Webb: Live at Oliver's Jazz Bar - April 3

(Screenshot by Russell)
Riley Stone-Lonergan (tenor sax); Joe Webb (piano); Conor Chaplin (double bass); Corrie Dick (drums)

Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio live from Oliver's Jazz Bar. If only! However, present day greats were in the house...Messrs Riley Stone-Lonergan, Joe Webb, Conor Chaplin and Corrie Dick. Live at Joe's for one week only streamed from Oliver's Jazz Bar in London. This Saturday afternoon session was eagerly anticipated but...the audio was absolutely terrible. Joe's spoken introductions were inaudible, likewise his upright couldn't be heard, Conor's bass boomed, countless online comments implored the quartet to sort out the sound, to stop, if necessary. 

Half way through the third number (Stardust) the sound suddenly improved, considerably so. At last we could hear Joe's announcements...Tea for Two as a feature for drummer Corrie with a quicksilver tenor solo from Riley followed by some tremendous piano playing from Joe. Riley moved out of camera shot to be handed a piece of paper which he passed to Joe. Only now did Joe realise the extent of the poor audio feed. Moving into I Can't Give You Anything but Love, suddenly Joe's piano could be heard! Conor and Corrie engaged in a lengthy, sensitive exchange with Riley waiting in the wings to take it out. 

And to finish, a rip-roaring Indiana. Ah! One more! A reprise of I'm Confessin'. A great set but, oh, dear, the sound...        

Set list: Just You, Just MeI'm Confessin'; StardustTea for TwoI Can't Give You Anything but LoveIndianaI'm Confessin'.    

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