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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.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Kansas Smitty's playback Clifford Brown & Max Roach - April 17

(Screenshot by Ken Drew)
Alex Ridout (trumpet); Giacomo Smith (tenor sax); Joe Webb (piano); Daisy George (double bass); Jas Kayser (drums) 

Alex Ridout as Clifford Brown, Giacomo Smith, on tenor sax, playing the part of Harold Land, and Berklee graduate Jas Kayser taking the role of the great Max Roach. It had all the makings of another great session down at Kansas Smitty's. 

Seven numbers, a bunch of them from Cliiford Brown & Max Roach, plus a couple of cookers, our London resident American plays alto sax and flute as well as anyone, here he showed he is no slouch on tenor. Joy Spring opened the set followed by Parisian Thoroughfare. Would Ridout convince as the ill-fated trumpeter Clifford Brown? The answer, emphatically, yes! The 2016 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year chatted to Smith about the time she transcribed some of Brown's solos. On stage here at Kansas Smitty's our girl showed nerves of steel, she did it! The new boy on piano - 'new' in that he's had a haircut! - Joe Webb, once again played tremendously well. Come to think of it, when doesn't he? 

(Collage by Ken Drew)
Delilah featured a Max Roach solo, sorry, a Jas Kayser solo, she too knew who the bop icon was and what he was about. Daahoud challenged Ridout and Webb, trumpeter and pianist rising to the challenge in fine style. Bassist Daisy George, first heard by BSH in Darlington with Matt Roberts, is as good as they come, and on These Foolish Things kind of proved it. The quintet blew freely on Sandu before closing it out on Take the A Train. More next week (Saturday, 8:00pm) with a Keith Jarrett set.  
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Set list: Joy SpringParisian ThoroughfareDelilahDaahoudThese Foolish ThingsSanduTake the A Train. 

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