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Bebop Spoken There

Alan Barnes: "Normally you can cobble a set together with five guys on the back of an envelope over the first pint and it's just fine. Livestreaming isn't like that." - (Jazzwise July 2021)

Archive quotes.

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

13,381 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 799 of them this year alone and, so far, 73 this month (June 20).

From This Moment On

JUNE

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

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

Thu 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside 1:00pm).

Thu 24: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 25: Hot Club du Nord @ St Mary's Parish Hall, Barnard Castle. 7:00pm. Tickets: £15.00. + bf. A Barnard Castle Rotary Club event. POSTPONED!

Fri 25: Archipelago + Faith Brackenbury @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle (8:00pm). £10.00. & £8.00. Echoes to the Sky album launch. A GCT Jazz Club-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Fri 25 Alter Ego @ Traveller's Rest, Cockerton, Darlington (8:00pm). POSTPONED!

Sat 26: Tyne Valley Big Band @ The Sele, Hexham (3:45pm).

Sun 27: Vieux Carré Hot Four @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay (12 noon).

Sun 27: Noel Dennis Trio @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). £10.00. Advance booking essential: www.jazzcoop. A Jazz Co-op-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Joe Webb live streaming with Ella Hohnen-Ford - April 10

(Screenshot by Russell)
Joe Webb (piano); Ella Hohnen-Ford (vocals)

Ella sang You're Sensational. She was and is, sensational, that is. That could be the review, end of. You're thinking: I know Ella Fitzgerald was sensational. Ah, but this Ella is Ms Ella Hohnen-Ford. One word...sensational! A 2020 Royal Academy of Music graduate, Hohnen-Ford sings like a dream. In her early twenties, just imagine how good Ella will be in, say, five, ten years time. Oh, yes, this afternoon's set was of course, Joe Webb's! Sorry Joe, Ella's canny good, isn't she?! 

From You're Sensational into Singin' in the Rain, simply sensational. Superb vocals, brilliant piano playing, an excellent set list, a set list that included Jerome Kern's Don't Ever Leave Me (lyrics Oscar Hammerstein II). Evidently, Ella has a love of stage and screen musicals. Interpretations of show tunes are many, Ella's stand with the best of them. Joe's introduction to Rube Bloom's Day In, Day Out was worth the admission money alone, then Ella came in, simply marvellous. We were listening to a great duo, Joe striding out, Ella pitch perfect. 

Tom Waits' You Haven't Looked at Me to I'll Get By (as Long as I Have You) from 1928 (Ruth Etting recorded the Ahlert-Turk song) and to close, I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans. This closing number featured yet more of Ella's wonderful singing and Joe's ever so sensitive piano accompaniment.  

Joe returns next Saturday at two o'clock when he'll be playing Jelly Roll Morton in the company of bassist Will Sach. Ella can be heard again tomorrow (Sunday) at 7:30pm on her YouTube channel.  Russell
               
Set list: You're SensationalSingin' in the RainDon't Ever Leave MeSome PeopleOnce I Was LovedDay In, Day OutYou Haven't Looked at MeI'll Get By (as Long as I Have You)I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans.    

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