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

Archive quotes.

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


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

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).

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Album review: Emil de Waal - Vente

Emil de Waal (drums); Elith 'Nulle' Nykjær (clarinet);  Dan Hemmer (B3); Gustaf Ljunggren (clarinet/guitar).

Four great Danes playing some great chamber-jazz. Clarinet isn't the usual horn to front a B3 combo but 84-year-old Nykjær makes it sound like a natural musical mating. In fact, on the opening Peg o' My Heart we have two clarinetists with multi-instrumentalist Ljunggren adding some additional liquorice.

A very listenable album without offering any earthshattering displacement of boundaries but nevertheless, one that I'll probably return to long after the frontiersmen have disappeared into the unknown.

For more info on the album which is due for release on July 2 and to hear a sample go here. Lance

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