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Jeff Coffin: "I'm trying to find a creative way of being creative." - (DownBeat June 2021)

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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.


13,348 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 766 of them this year alone and, so far, 40 this month (June 11).

From This Moment On


Fri 11: Faye Aspinall @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Solo, ‘postmodern jazz singer’.

Sat 12: Tribute to Gerry Hughes (Tees Hot Club) @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 12 noon (jazz 2:00-3:30pm). £5.00. Outdoor event. Details from 01642 823813.

Sun 13: Vieux Carré Hot Four @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay (12 noon).

Sun 13: Sunday Jazz @ The Radio Rooms, Berwick (2:00pm).

Sun 13: Charlotte Keeffe Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. (8:00pm). £10:00. Advance booking essential at:

Sunday, May 02, 2021

Sarah Moule & Simon Wallace livestream - May 2

(Screenshot by Lance)
Sarah Moule (vocals); Simon Wallace (piano)

A Sunday night without my livestream fix from The Globe made for a Gloomy Sunday, to quote a song title. I'd stuck my head around the [virtual] door at a couple of venues but, to quote another song title I had to shake my head and say, But Not For Me.

Out of town were the people I knew, what to do, what to do, what to do? The outlook was decidedly blue. But the age of miracles hadn't passed and, suddenly, I heard her there and, on 'good old' Facebook, the sun was shining everywhere!

Yes, Sarah Moule and husband Simon Wallace were doing, what I gather is a weekly livestream on this, the eve of the digital release of her album Stormy Emotions of which I've waxed without waning in previous posts.

The album, as I'm sure all our readers are now well aware of, features Sarah singing the lyrics of the late Fran Landesman to music composed by Simon.

Four of those pieces were played tonight: Nothing is Mine Now; Playing for Keeps; After the Fall and Fool's Gold.

Sarah, who knows a good lyricist when she finds one, also threw in a couple of Johnny Mercer's - That Old Black Magic and Midnight Sun. That lyric! Nobody, not even Fran, could have ever thought of rhyming alabaster palace with Aurora Borealis but Johnny Mercer! The other number in a splendid set that was not without the occasional Facebook hiccup was Vernon Duke's Taking a Chance on Love. These two sure can pick 'em! Lance

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