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Bebop Spoken There

Jim Keltner: “I was snatched right out of the jazz world. I shouldn't say snatched, I went willingly, I ran. From $85 a week to $250 a week, that gets your attention." - (JazzTimes, September 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

13,715 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1132 of them this year alone and, so far, 76 this month (Sept. 21).

From This Moment On ...

September

Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Jazz Pocket Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall 8:00pm. .
Thu 23: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside, Gateshead. 8:30pm. .

Fri 24: Perdido Street Jazzmen (with Frank Brooker reeds, Eugene Farrar trombone, Brian Bennett banjo & Phil Rutherford sousaphone) @ Darlington Market Square, Darlington. 11:00am.
Fri 24: Sue Ferris Quintet @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: FILM: Jazz on a Summer's Day + Swing Bridge Trio (in the bar) @ Forum Cinema, Hexham. 7:00pm.

Sat 25: Silent Music Seeing Sound + Spinningwork @ Newcastle Arts Centre. 6:30pm. Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music (NFOJIM).
Sat 25: Knats @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 26: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. .
Sun 26: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 26: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. .
Sun 26: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 4:00pm.
Sun 26: Sax Appeal @ The Blue Bell, Hill Street, Corbridge NE45 5AA. 4:30pm. Free. .
Sun 26: David Gray Flextet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 26: Nubiyan Twist @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 27: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 29: Darlington Big Band @ Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 29: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

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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