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Veronica Swift: "I don't want to call myself a jazz singer anymore. I'm a singer and a storyteller.'" - (JazzTimes, December 2021)

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! --

Postage

13837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 56 of them this year alone and, so far, 56 this month (Jan. 16).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Wed 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 19: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 19: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 20: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 20: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 21: Emma Fisk & James Birkett @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: John Law @ Durham Cathedral. 7:30pm. £20.00. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Dean Stockdale Quartet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £8.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 21: Jude Murphy & Dan Stanley @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 22: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 7:30pm. £5.00.
Sat 22: MGB @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. The Milne-Glendinning Band.

Sun 23 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 23: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 23: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: Anth Purdy: Swing Jazz Guitar @ Blues & Bourbon, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: Svarc Hanley Longhawn @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 24: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 24: Vels Trio + Knats @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm. POSTPONED!.

Tue 25: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Murray Wankling, Paul Grainger, King David Ike-Elechi.

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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