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Bebop Spoken There

Charlotte Keefe: "I don't know what I'm going to play any more than you [the audience] do." - (Jazz North East/Jazz Co-op gig June 13, 2021)

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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.


13,359 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 777 of them this year alone and, so far, 51 this month (June 13).

From This Moment On


Wed 16: Washboard Resonators @ Punchbowl Hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm). SOLD OUT!

Thu 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside (1:00pm).

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential:

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm).

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm).

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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