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Farewell Blues

R I P Terry Shannon - November 5, 1929 - October 29, 2022
R I P Oliver Soden - ? - November 6, 2022
R I P Top Cat Daphne - ? - November 24, 2022.
R I P Louise Tobin - November 11, 1918 - November 26, 2022

Bebop Spoken There

Kenny Barron: "During the pandemic I got to do a lot more cooking. As long as you can read you can cook." - (DownBeat December, 2022)

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

14845 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 1094 of them this year alone and, so far, 93 this month (Nov. 30).

From This Moment On ...

November

December
Sat 03: Jazz Vocal Weekend Workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 9:30am - 5:00pm. £95.00. Two-day workshop with Liane Carroll. Info at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 03: Jake Leg Jug Band @ St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. £10.00.
Sat 03: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: Steve Glendinning - Rhythm, Timbre, Dynamics. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 03: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 6:00pm.
Sat 03: Remi Harris & Tom Moore @ Amble Parish Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sat 03: Rendezvous Jazz @ Red Lion, Earsdon. 8:00pm. Xmas party.
Sat 03: Ray Johnson, Richard Herdman & Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Sun 04: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 04: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 04: Remi Harris & Tom Moore @ Bowes & Gilmonby Parish Hall, Co. Durham. 7:30pm.
Sun 04: Liane Carroll @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00. adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 04: Let Spin + Ceitidh Mac @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Mon 05: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 05: Sia Ahmad & Raymond MacDonald @ Blank Studios, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Tickets: £5.00. from www.seetickets.com. Live recording session - note no late admissions. BYOB.

Tue 06: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Durham. 7:00pm. Free (table reservations 0191 386 5556). Feat. Johnny Murphy (keyboards).

Wed 07: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 07: Jam session @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 12 noon-3:00pm.Free. New!
Wed 07: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 07: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 07: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 08: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Last one of the year, resuming Jan 26.
Thu 08: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 08: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm.
Thu 08: Christmas Crooners @ Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm.
Thu 08: Musicians Unlimited @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. £5.00. on the door.

Fri 09: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. £25.00. 'Afternoon Jazz with Festive Lunch'.
Fri 09: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 09: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 09: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 09: Jason Isaacs @ Northern Rugby Club, Gosforth, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £25.00 (inc. two course Xmas meal). Isaacs performing with backing tapes.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Update on Sarah Moule's Stormy Emotions

 (Press release)

‘Moule captures every nuance of the late great lyricist’s words, beautifully set by Simon Wallace’ Dave Gelly, The Observer

‘Long established as one of the best jazz singers in the country’   Helen Mayhew JazzFM (UK)

This is an equilateral triangle that is just so perfectly balanced – words, music, voice. Each one enhancing the other with some icing on the cake from Wallace’s piano, Lockheart, Price, Cawood, bassists Hutton and Malcolm and drummers Robinson and Youngs’ Lance Liddle, Bebopspokenhere

‘Sarah Moule has a voice that inspires and comforts at the same time. The quality of her vocals makes you realize all is well in the jazz world…Altogether a simply wonderful album’  Sammy Stein, SomethingElse

On Wednesday 3rd May Sarah Moule’s acclaimed new album Stormy Emotions (33JAZZ285) is released on download.  It comprises 12 songs, 10 of which are first recordings of songs by American lyricist, Fran Landesman and British composer Simon Wallace.  Widely lauded as Moule’s best work to date, she captures every nuance of the late great lyricist’s words, beautifully set by Simon Wallace’ (Dave Gelly, The Observer). 

Stormy Emotions, is Sarah’s 5th album an uplifting collection of songs explores themes of Time and Love.  In eighteen years spent working with Simon and Fran, Sarah developed a uniquely close relationship to their material.   Born in New York in 1927, Landesman’s lyrics have been sung by great artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Barbra Streisand and with this collection, including ten previously unrecorded songs, Sarah will have introduced forty-five Landesman/Wallace songs to the world.

'I got lucky meeting Simon. That he married Sarah Moule was a bonus.
She's the jazz singer par excellence.'  Fran Landesman

In addition to releasing the album as a download, Moule and Wallace are premiering a series of 12 videos in track order on Moule’s Youtube Channel starting on 3rd May with the album opener Nothing Is Mine Now.                              

With the welcome return of live performance they have a live launch gig on Wednesday 30th June at PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London with a band led by Wallace (piano) and featuring Neville Malcom (bass), Paul Robinson (drums) and special album guest (Nigel Price). 

Recorded in their studio in SE London amidst the challenges of 2020, the album features a group of Sarah and Simon's long-time musical collaborators: bassists Mick Hutton and Neville Malcolm, drummers Paul Robinson and Rod Youngs, guitarists Nigel Price and Charlie Cawood, and saxophonist Mark Lockheart.

The title track was written on the day Fran and Simon met.  Eighteen years later, on the day Fran passed away, they finished Nothing Is Mine Now, the album's opening track.

Sarah spent six years as featured vocalist with The John Wilson Orchestra before becoming a solo recording artist and releasing her first two albums on Linn Records and two further highly acclaimed albums on Red Ram Records. 

When Simon met Fran in 1993 he had recently returned from 3 years touring worldwide with the Lindsay Kemp Company and was writing music for TV shows including Absolutely Fabulous and French and Saunders.  For the next eighteen years the couple got together every week to write producing a catalogue of over 300 songs.

Tracklisting

1   Nothing Is Mine Now

2   Are We Just Having Fun?

3   Never That’s When

4   Close To Tears

5 A Magician’s Confession

6   Truly Unruly

7   After The Fall

8   On Hold/Living In Limbo

9   Time Is The Beast

10 The Long Arm Of Love

11  Fools Gold

12  Stormy Emotions

Mick Hutton double bass (tracks 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11), Neville Malcolm double bass (1, 2, 5, 6), Paul Robinson drums  (3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11), Rod Youngs drums (1, 2, 5, 6),  Nigel Price guitar (1, 6, 7, 8) Mark Lockheart saxophone and bass clarinet (2, 4, 9).

Dates:

Livestream every Sunday evening at 7.30pm

3rd June  East Grinstead Jazz Club

30th June ALBUM LAUNCH  at Pizza Express Jazz Club, London

28th July  Splashpoint Jazz Club, Eastbourne

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