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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)

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.

Postage

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

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

Sunday, April 11, 2021

The One Year Anniversary Sunday Service with Adrian Cox - April 11

(Screenshot by Russell)
Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals)

An inauspicious start. A matter of seconds in, Facebook went on the blink. Seventy five online punters waited patiently as Preacher Cox attended to a technical glitch. At eight minutes past one our host reappeared. Fingers crossed there would be no further hiccups. A new tune, new in that Cox hadn't played it during a year's worth of lockdown live streams, I Double Dare You came across crystal clear, resonant clarinet and vocals direct from our host's apartment out in Bulgaria. Mid-tune, some nineteen minutes into the stream we got the now familiar Live video interrupted. It was going to be one of those days! 

One of those days! You can say that again! Twenty five minutes in and umpteen glitches later, Cox suggested we reconvene at 14:00 BST while he put matters right. Time to put the kettle on.

Take two. Two o'clock, Preacher Cox had relocated from his apartment to the hotel lobby. Going back to the beginning, we heard Cox reprising I Double Dare You and Blame it on the Blues. Right, on with the set list...My Desire. Two Jelly Roll Morton numbers back to back, - Black Bottom Stomp and Why - all the while our man multi-tasking, one eye on the busy online comment. Hello, Babs said Cox. On with the music, more Bechet. Have a guess. Yes, Petite Fleur.  

(Screenshot by Russell)
Neighbors as played by Cox's favourite clarinetist, Edmond Hall, made the cut, as did Moon River, all very breathy. Twenty minutes to go...If I Let You Get Away with it Once (You'll Do it All of the Time) for no other reason that our host likes the title! Time for two more - Clarinet Marmalade followed by Jump for Joy. Next week Adrian Cox will be back home in Old Blighty. Log on Sunday at one.   
Russell

Set list: I Double Dare YouBlame it on the BluesMy DesireBlack Bottom StompWhySoft and WarmNeighborsMoon RiverIf I Let You Get Away with it Once (You'll Do it All of the Time)Petite FleurJump for Joy.   

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