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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)

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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.

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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

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.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Remembering Alex Welsh: Live at Jack's Place - April 28

(Screenshot by Russell)
Jamie Brownfield (trumpet); Andrzej Baranek (piano); Ed Harrison (double bass); Jack Cotterill (drums) 

Week thirteen at Jack Cotterill's place, this evening's live stream featuring the music of Alex Welsh. Initially Facebook played silly beggars resulting in a delay of some fifteen minutes. Host Jack Cotterill put another shilling in the meter and we were in business. New Orleans Masquerade stomped off with Jamie Brownfield firing on all cylinders. No time for inter-song chatter, straight on with a super-swift take on Chinatown, My Chinatown. Yes, things had gotten off to a flyer, as our American cousins might say. 

Brownfield in incendiary form, for sure, yet when the occasion demands he can take it down, our trumpeter doing just that in a duo rendition of Davenport Blues with pianist Andrzej Baranek (Alex Welsh and Fred Hunt!), bassist Ed Harrison leaning on his bull fiddle listening, Cotterill attending to streaming matters. Much of tonight's set drew from Welsh's Classic Concert album (recorded in Dresden in 1971), Maple Leaf Rag one such, typically spirited Dixieland fayre. Next up, Guess the tune, said Cotterill...Oh! Baby, swift as you like. Phew! time to take it down...Solitariness. And up again with Dippermouth Blues. It had been a typical Alex Welsh session! And out on a Basie swinger, Swingin' the Blues.         
Russell

Set list: New Orleans MasqueradeChinatown, My ChinatownSt Louis BluesDavenport BluesMaple Leaf RagOh! BabySolitarinessDippermouth BluesSwingin' the Blues.     

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