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Bebop Spoken There

Raymond Chandler: “ I was walking the floor and listening to Khatchaturian working in a tractor factory. He called it a violin concerto. I called it a loose fan belt and the hell with it ". The Long Goodbye, Penguin 1959.

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.

Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST!

Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Simon Spillett: A lovely review from the dean of jazz bloggers, Lance Liddle...

Josh Weir: I love the writing on bebop spoken here... I think the work you are doing is amazing.

Postage

16350 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 230 of them this year alone and, so far, 27 this month (April 11).

From This Moment On ...

April

Fri 12: Pete Tanton’s Chet Set @ The Old Library, Auckland Castle. 1:00pm. £8.00.
Fri 12: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 12: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 12: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 12: Katrina Miller Trio @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sat 13: Giles Strong Quartet @ Claypath Deli, Durham. 7:00-9:00pm. £10.00.
Sat 13: Phantom Bagman + Forgetmenots @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 7:30pm.£5.00. + bf. Upstairs.
Sat 13: Rockin’ Turner Brothers @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig. Downstairs.

Sun 14: Am Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Free.
Sun 14: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 14: Alan Law, Jude Murphy & Tim Johnston @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 7:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Sun 14: JazzMain @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 15: Dave Newton @ Yamaha Music School, Seaforth St., Blyth NE24 1AY. 1:00 - 1:45pm. £8.00. + bf. Newton, solo piano.
Mon 15: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Mon 15: Hideout @ Cluny 2, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.50 + £1.33 bf. Feat. Sleep Suppressor + Flat Moon.
Mon 15: Russ Morgan Quartet @ The Black Bull, Blaydon. 8:00pm. £8.00.

Tue 16: The Horne Section’s Hit Show @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 7:30pm.
Tue 16: Jam session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free. House trio: Bradley Johnston, Paul Grainger, Bailey Rudd.

Wed 17: Bailey Rudd (Minor Recital) @ The Music Studios, Haymarket Lane, Newcastle University. 11:40am. Bailey Rudd (drums). Open to the public.
Wed 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 17: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 17: The Horne Section’s Hit Show @ The Gala, Durham. 7:30pm. SOLD OUT!
Wed 17: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Thu 18: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 18: NONUNONU @ Elder Beer Café, Chillingham Road, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Thu 18: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm (doors 7:30pm). £8.00. + bf. Support act TBC.
Thu 18: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig. Ragtime piano.
Thu 18: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guest band night with Just Friends: Ian Bosworth (guitar); Donna Hewitt (sax); Dave Archbold (keys); Ron Smith (bass); Mark Hawkins (drums).

Friday, April 16, 2021

Ten 10" Albums I still play (occasionally). 3: Harry Edison Quartet - "Sweets" at the Haig.

This was Harry Edison at the top of his game. Not the clichéd tightly muted trumpet player that popped up for a few bars on various Sinatra/Riddle albums but the full-blooded horn-man who fired-up the trumpet section of the early Basie band. As he did then, he does doubly so here, raising the rafters of the small Hollywood club in complete contrast to the venue's previous trumpet player - Chet Baker with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet!

I first came across the album after hearing two of the tracks on an EP. That wasn't enough - I had to have the rest. This was trumpet playing to die for and, driving him on was Alvin Stoller another great musician who disappeared into the anonymity of the studio set up. Arnold Ross was as tasteful a pianist as any on the West Coast scene and Joe Comfort the perfect bass player. 

I almost wore the album out with repeated playing to the extent that, even now, decades later, I still recognise the solos almost to the point of singing along - that is if I could sing and had a vocal range equivalent to that of Harry Edison's trumpet! Lance

Pennies From Heaven.

3 comments :

Bill Gallon said...

I have a photo with Harry Edison when he appeared at the Corner House but cannot remember who were the backing group. I think it was Billy Harper but can anyone give the full personnel He was easy to talk to and appeared to have enjoyed the concert(unlike the visit of Warren Vaché)

Anonymous said...

I was at Edison's Corner House gig. It could well have been Billy Harper on piano, although Chris Yates' book Blue Horizons suggests it could have been Malcolm Saul. Perhaps Billy could confirm the line-up. Someone should have been taking notes!

Lance said...

I was indeed there (February 22, 1982) and taking photos if not notes. However, Sweets played at least two sessions at the Corner House. On his first appearance it was with Malcolm Saul, Pete Stuart and probably Ronnie Pearson. However, as the gig was incorporated with the regular Tuesday night session by the Willie Payne Sextet, the evening concluded with Sweets jamming with Mike Gilby (trumpet); Sid Warren (tenor); Willie Payne (guitar); Derek Dixon (Bass guitar?) and Dennis Healey (drums).

Chris Yates records the second session, 3 years later, as with Ronnie Pipe on piano.

Photos can be found on blog in the left hand sidebar/older photos/vintage photos and then alphabetical.

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