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Bebop Spoken There

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

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: . A Jazz Co-op-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Tue 29: Dean Stockdale Trio @ The Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Peterlee (1:00pm). Tickets £6.00. + bf from: www.ticketsource.co.uk

Monday, April 12, 2021

Ten underrated jazzmen by Mike Farmer - Part three

8. Tadd Dameron (1917-1965). Played piano during the early days of be-bop and recorded with Miles, Parker, Fats Navarro, Coltrane and other modern jazz innovators but he was also a very talented composer and arranger. Sarah Vaughan had a big hit with his tune If You Could See Me Now. During the late fifties he was off the scene due to health problems but in 1961 he recorded for Riverside an excellent album The Magic Touch which featured a line-up of top rate jazzmen such as Clark Terry, Johnny Griffin, Bill Evans and many more.

9. Eddie Higgins (1932-2009). He played on many of the NCL jazz cruises being able to adapt to any style and being an exciting soloist he went down well with the jazz fans on board. He told me that when he was hired to play at the London House in Chicago for three weeks he ended up playing there for over ten years backing many of the jazz icons. I can recommend his trio CD Portrait in Black and White.     

10. Ira Sullivan (1931-2020). A true Chicago be-bop legend: playing trumpet, saxophone and flute, all extremely well. In the early sixties he moved to Florida, playing around the Miami area in schools and churches.  He then teamed up with Red Rodney and, despite his dislike of touring, they toured Europe and, with a backing trio of Cedar Walton piano, Buster Williams bass and Louis Hayes drums, they were a big success. I like the LP he did for Atlantic - Horizons - which has a brilliant rendition of   Everything Happens To MeMike.

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