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'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.


13,218 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 637 of them this year alone and, so far, 45 this month (May 11).

Coming soon ...

May 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (Indoors!)
May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Joe Webb & Will Sach play Ellington - May 1

(Screenshot by Russell)
Joe Webb (piano); Will Sach (double bass)

Realising Thursday (April 29) marked the date of Duke Ellington's birth (1899) Joe and Will scrapped their intended set list in favour of a celebration of the music of Edward Kennedy Ellington. Live streaming from Joe's kitchen it was Duke all the way. Highlights? Everything about the hour. Choose one? Joe Webb's startling intro to Prelude to a Kiss. Choose another? Will's bass playing! Simply superb.     

Set list: In a MellotoneJust Squeeze MeCreole Love CallDrop Me Off in HarlemPrelude to a KissCottontailDual HighwayLimbo Jazz.     

1 comment :

NeilC said...

I just watched this as I missed the original broadcast. He is just such a great player for someone so young but he makes it look so simple. If you watch him play Cottontail it's effortless but the improvisation is so complex. He deserves far more recognition than he will probably ever get as he is a talent, a fact that I find galling when you see all these talentless people garner fame and achieve levels of notoriety they simply don't deserve.

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