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Bebop Spoken There

Chick Corea: "Things feel good when there's a lot of music happening." - (DownBeat August 2005 (unpublished. Published posthumously April 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.


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.

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Steve Slagle live streaming from Small's, NYC - April 3

(Screenshot by Russell)
Steve Slagle (alto sax, flute); Bruce Barth (piano); Ugonna Okegwo (double bass); Jason Tiemann (drums)

Steve Slagle is a big cheese around these here parts. The NYC based alto saxophonist, former Mingus Big Band MD and associate of Joe Lovano, has a new album in the works to follow on from his pre-lockdown Alive in Harlem recording on Panama Records. This evening Slagle appeared at Small's in the company of the great Bruce Barth, piano, and long time bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Jason Tiemann. Straight in, no messing, hard bop blowing, the business! 

Numbers ranged from a Harold Mabern tribute to Britt Woodman to newer material from Slagle's upcoming album (it'll feature Jeremy Pelt) which included an uptempo ensemble exchange of eights, fours and twos, through to Slagle's Sister from Alive in Harlem. A set highlight featured Slagle solo (his trio propping up the bar) playing Monk's Reflections, more commonly known as Evidence. Mr Slagle is alive and kicking! Catch him online or in person.   Russell

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