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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.

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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.

Friday, April 02, 2021

Rico's Good Friday Popup Louis - April 2

(Screenshot collage by Lance)
Rico Tomasso (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals); Nick Dawson (piano); Denny Ilett (guitar); Spats Langham (guitar, vocals); Martin Wheatley (guitar); Luca Filastro (piano); Nils Solberg (guitar); Martin Litton (piano); Andrew Oliver (piano)  

Rico called this week's Popup Louis a 'best of'. In other words, a selection of numbers from a year and more of live streams accompanied by a parade of all star talents. Over Rico's right shoulder, standing on a desk, not his usual bottle or two of beer, rather a 'thirst aid box'. A  wooden construction capable of holding a rack of, say, four, perhaps six, bottles. Nice one! This evening's set list ranged from I Want to be Happy with Rico accompanied by pianist Nick Dawson through to Andrew Oliver accompanying our host on The New Orleans Stomp.

Spats Langham took the first vocal of the evening on I Ain't Got Nobody, Rico getting in on the act with a fine trumpet-vocal rendition of St James' Infirmary, accompanied by our Hawaiian shirt-wearing friend, Mr Martin Wheatley. It became apparent that with no fewer than eight guest accompanists to accommodate, Rico couldn't quite master the multi-tasking aspect of tonight's live stream, on more than one occasion forgetting to switch photos from one guest to the next! Bob Haggart's What's New? featured Rico playing flugelhorn, accompanied by Mr Elegance himself, pianist Martin Litton. Fine playing by both musicians, a set highlight, for sure. To close the evening's session, Rico called up Portland, Oregon based pianist Andrew Oliver. A good, varied set to start the Easter weekend.  
Russell
            
Set list: I Want to be Happy (acc. Nick Dawson); The Mobile Blues (acc. Denny Ilett); I Ain't Got Nobody (acc. Spats Langham); St James' Infirmary (acc. Martin Wheatley); Sweethearts on Parade (acc. Luca Filastro); Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (acc. Nils Solberg); What's New? (acc. Martin Litton); The New Orleans Stomp (acc. Andrew Oliver).    

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