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Lakecia Benjamin: "From my early days with Clark Terry, he told me 'they see you before they hear you'... I'm just not from that school of thought where I'm gonna wear my jeans and T-shirt on stage and that's going to be respectable." - (Jazzwise, February 2023)

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!"

Postage

15056 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 75 of them this year alone and, so far, 75 this month (Jan. 25).

From This Moment On ...

January

Sat 28: Tyneside Improvisers Workshop @ Ye Olde Cross, Ryton. 2:00-4:00pm. All welcome.
Sat 28: Secular Sounds in a Sacred Place @ Holy Cross Church, Ryton. 4:30-7:00pm. £10.00. Continuous performance featuring: Christian Alderson, Faye MacCalman, Sally Pilkington, John Pope. Event preceded by a Tyneside Improvisers Workshop (2:00pm, see above).
Sat 28: Entartete Musik @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. A Brundibár Arts Festival event.

Sun 29: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sat 28: Revolutionaires @ Brandling Villa, South Gosforth, Newcastle. 9:00pm. Rhythm & blues band.

Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Revolutionaires @ Greens, Low Row, Sunderland. 6:00pm. Rhythm & blues band with a horn section (inc. Pete Tanton).
Sun 29: Hypnotic Brass Band @ Cluny, Newcastle. 7:00pm (doors). £20.00.
Sun 29: Jam No.12 @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. Durham University Jazz Society jam session. All welcome (students & non-students).
Sun 29: Origin @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 30: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: ???

February

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 01: Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK: Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm.

Thu 02: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 02: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 2:30-4:30pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 02: Paul Skerritt Duo @ Tomahawk Steakhouse, High St., Yarm. 8:00pm.
Thu 02: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Ella Hohnen-Ford live streaming from home - June 13

Ella Hohnen-Ford (vocals); Helena Kay (tenor sax); Matt Robinson (piano); Will Sach (double bass)

North London on a sweltering Sunday evening. Ella Hohnen-Ford singing a set of love songs and more in the company of tenor saxophonist Helena Kay, pianist Matt Robinson and mainstay bassist Will Sach. Moonglow to begin. Is there a more composed performer than Ms Hohnen-Ford? Such assurance, singing, all the while interacting with her online audience, Ella playfully toying with a lyric a joy to hear. 

Helena Kay's tenor playing accompanied Ella's exploration of Bob Haggard's What's New? (lyrics Johnny Burke). Ms Kay possesses an old school cool sound, warm of tone, without question she's checked out the masters - Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins and, likely as not, Dexter Gordon.

HK conjured the solo of the night on Easy Living, as easy as you like, Will Sach showing his appreciation with one word - Yeah.   

As Ella introduced Matt Robinson's piano feature, one online listener suggested: This [Ella's] voice needs to be heard in New York. Ella, cool as you like replied: Well, fingers crossed. Oh, yes, the tune, from West Side Story, Somewhere with Ella's fabulous vocals. The quartet signed off with Jerome Kern's The Song is You. It had been a superb ninety minutes of music. More next Sunday (June 20) at 7:30 when Ella's guests will be Giacomo Smith, Will Arnold-Forster and the ever-present Will Sach. Russell

Set list: Moonglow(You'd be so) Easy to LoveMy RomanceI'm Beginning to See the LightNo More BluesWhat's New?Sweet and GentleEasy LivingI Let a Song Go Out of My HeartSomewhereThe Song is You.   

1 comment :

Ella Hohnen-Ford (on F/b) said...

Wow thanks so much!!! Cool!

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