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Lakecia Benjamin: "From my early days with Clark Terry, he told me 'they see you before they hear you'... I'm just not from that school of thought where I'm gonna wear my jeans and T-shirt on stage and that's going to be respectable." - (Jazzwise, February 2023)

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!"

Postage

15056 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 75 of them this year alone and, so far, 75 this month (Jan. 25).

From This Moment On ...

January

Sat 28: Tyneside Improvisers Workshop @ Ye Olde Cross, Ryton. 2:00-4:00pm. All welcome.
Sat 28: Secular Sounds in a Sacred Place @ Holy Cross Church, Ryton. 4:30-7:00pm. £10.00. Continuous performance featuring: Christian Alderson, Faye MacCalman, Sally Pilkington, John Pope. Event preceded by a Tyneside Improvisers Workshop (2:00pm, see above).
Sat 28: Entartete Musik @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. A Brundibár Arts Festival event.

Sun 29: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sat 28: Revolutionaires @ Brandling Villa, South Gosforth, Newcastle. 9:00pm. Rhythm & blues band.

Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Revolutionaires @ Greens, Low Row, Sunderland. 6:00pm. Rhythm & blues band with a horn section (inc. Pete Tanton).
Sun 29: Hypnotic Brass Band @ Cluny, Newcastle. 7:00pm (doors). £20.00.
Sun 29: Jam No.12 @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. Durham University Jazz Society jam session. All welcome (students & non-students).
Sun 29: Origin @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 30: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: ???

February

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 01: Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK: Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm.

Thu 02: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 02: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 2:30-4:30pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 02: Paul Skerritt Duo @ Tomahawk Steakhouse, High St., Yarm. 8:00pm.
Thu 02: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

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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