Total Pageviews

Bebop Spoken There

Dee Dee Bridgewater: “ Our world is becoming a very ugly place with guns running rampant in this country... and New Orleans is called the murder capital of the world right now ". Jazzwise, May 2024.

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!"

Simon Spillett: A lovely review from the dean of jazz bloggers, Lance Liddle...

Josh Weir: I love the writing on bebop spoken here... I think the work you are doing is amazing.

Postage

16382 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 262 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (April 20).

From This Moment On ...

April

Thu 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 25: Jim Jams @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 1:15pm. Jim Jams’ funk collective.
Thu 25: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 25: Death Trap @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Rambert Dance Co. Two pieces inc. Goat (inspired by the music of Nina Simone) with on-stage musicians.
Thu 25: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 25: Kate O’Neill, Alan Law & Paul Grainger @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 25: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Neil Brodie (trumpet); Adrian Beadnell (bass); Garry Hadfield (keys).

Fri 26: Graham Hardy Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00.
Fri 26: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 26: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 26: East Coast Swing Band @ Morpeth Rugby Club. 7:30pm. £9.00. (£8.00 concs).
Fri 26: Paul Skerritt with the Danny Miller Big Band @ Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Fri 26: Abbie Finn’s Finntet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. Opus 4 Jazz Club.

Sat 27: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Vault, Darlington. 6:00pm. Free.
Sat 27: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 28: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: More Jam Festival Special @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Free. A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: Swing Dance workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00-4:00pm. Free (registration required). A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay Metro Station. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: Ruth Lambert Trio @ Juke Shed, Union Quay, North Shields. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 28: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox: The '10' Tour @ Glasshouse International Centre for Music, Gateshead. 7:30pm. £41.30 t0 £76.50.
Sun 28: Alligator Gumbo @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.
Sun 28: Jerron Paxton @ The Cluny, Newcastle. Blues, jazz etc.

Mon 29: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Mon 29: Michael Young Trio @ The Engine Room, Sunderland. 6:30-8:30pm. Free. ‘Opus de Funk’ (a tribute to Horace Silver).

Tue 30: Celebrate with Newcastle Jazz Co-op. 5:30-7:00pm. Free.
Tue 30: Swing Manouche @ Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury. 7:30pm. A Coquetdale Jazz event.
Tue 30: Clark Tracey Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ’10 Years a Co-op’ festival event.

May

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

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

No comments :

Blog Archive