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Faye McCalman: "For a while I would hear other artists and feel that I need to be like that person, have what they have; but then I realised that everyone has their own thing and what I connect with most is when I can tell an artist is just being themselves." - (Jazzwise July 2021)

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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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13,367 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 785 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (June 16).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20: Vieux Carré Hot Four @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay (12 noon).

Sun 20: Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop. SOLD OUT. Livestream available from £7.50.

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.

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!

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Ten British pianists who moved to America.

Ronnie Ball (1927 - 1984): Left for America in 1952. Played with Chuck Wayne, Kai Winding, Roy Eldridge, JATP, Buddy Rich, Warne Marsh, Art Pepper. More.

Victor Feldman (1934 - 1987): Left for America in 1955. Played with Woody Herman, Cannonball Adderley, Buddy De Franco, Mils Davis, Peggy Lee. More.

Dill Jones (1923 - 1984): Left for America in 1961. Played with Jimmy McPartland, Budd Johnson and other mainstreamers. More.

Marian McPartland (1918  - 2013): Left for America in 1945 after marrying trumpet Jimmy McPartland. More.

Ray Noble (1903 - 1978): Left for America in 1934. Formed big band that included Glenn Miller. Composer of Cherokee, The Very Thought of You, The Touch of Your Lips among others. More.

Joe Saye (1923 - ?): Left for America in 1955. Accompanied Dakota Staton and recorded with Barry Galbraith, Mundell Lowe, Herbie Manne and many others. More.

Ralph Sharon (1923 - 2015): Left for America in 1953. Long time accompanist (1958 - 2003) to Tony Bennett. More.

George Shearing (1919 - 2011): Left for America in 1947. Formed poll-winning quintet and recorded with many top singers such as Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Joe Williams and Mel Tormé. More.

Derek Smith (1931 - 2016): Left for America 1957. Many trio recordings, studio sessions,  toured with Benny Goodman, appeared at Newport with Dizzy Gillespie. More.

Eddie Thompson (1925 - 1986): Worked in America 1962 - 1972 including long residency at The Hickory House in Manhattan. Like Saye and Shearing he didn't allow his blindness to interfere with his career. More.

There were, of course, others most notably Dudley Moore although his success in America was as an actor rather than as a pianist. Sadly all of the above are now deceased. Are there any living Brits over there now making a name as a pianist?

Lance



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