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Farewell Blues

R I P Terry Shannon - November 5, 1929 - October 29, 2022
R I P Oliver Soden - ? - November 6, 2022
R I P Top Cat Daphne - ? - November 24, 2022.
R I P Louise Tobin - November 11, 1918 - November 26, 2022

Bebop Spoken There

Michael League: "We flew back from Europe, and the second gig we [Snarky Puppy] did was in Arcata, California. There were two people. And one of them was the bartender." - (DownBeat December, 2022)

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

14836 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 1085 of them this year alone and, so far, 84 this month (Nov.28).

From This Moment On ...

November

Tue 29: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Alan Law, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Wed 30: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 30: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 6:00pm.
Wed 30: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 30: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 30: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

December
Thu 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 01: New York Jazz Night feat. Zoë Gilby @ The Keys, Yarm. 7:00pm. £30.00. (inc. meal). Tickets from Skiddle. Gilby w. Noel Dennis, Mark Williams & Andy Champion.
Thu 01: Bold Big Band @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Cluny 2.
Thu 01: Paul Skerritt Duo @ Tomahawk Steakhouse, High St., Yarm. 8:00pm. Paul Skerritt & James Harrison residency.
Thu 01: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 02: Swing Manouche @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00.
Fri 02: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 02: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 02: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 02: Helen Walker (French horn/trumpet) & Caroline Guirr (piano) @ St. Andrew's Church, Corbridge. 2:00pm. Duo concert by two members of 'The Wild Women of Wylam'. Part of the annual Christmas Tree Festival.
Fri 02: Durham University Big Band + Durham University Jazz Orchestra @ Kingsgate Bar, Durham Students' Union, Dunelm House, Durham. 7:00pm. £3.00. & £2.50. Fundraiser for Coppafeel.
Fri 02: Niffi Osiyemi Trio @ The Vault, Hexham. 7:30pm.
Fri 02: Alligator Gumbo @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm. Xmas party.
Fri 02: Struggle Buggy's Almost Xmas Party @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Blind Pig Blues Club.

Sat 03: Jake Leg Jug Band @ St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. £10.00.
Sat 03: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: Liane Carroll. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 03: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 6:00pm.
Sat 03: Remi Harris & Tom Moore @ Amble Parish Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sat 03: Rendezvous Jazz @ Red Lion, Earsdon. 8:00pm. Xmas party.
Sat 03: Ray Johnson, Richard Herdman & Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Sun 04: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 04: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 04: Remi Harris & Tom Moore @ Bowes & Gilmonby Parish Hall, Co. Durham. 7:30pm.
Sun 04: Liane Carroll @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00. adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 04: Let Spin + Ceitidh Mac @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Mon 05: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 06: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Durham. 7:00pm. Free (table reservations 0191 386 5556). Feat. Johnny Murphy (keyboards).

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Live from Emmet's Place - March 1

(Screenshot by Russell)
Emmet Cohen (piano); Russell Hall (double bass); Kyle Poole (drums); Samara Joy (vocals)

A combination of reading (and believing) LL's rave review of Samara Joy's album (posted earlier this month) and noting in the current issue of Jazz Times that Emmet Cohen's March 1st live stream continues to be available to view on YouTube goes some way in explaining why this review arrived a tad late in BSH's inbox...near enough four months late! 

Live from Emmet's Place is pianist Emmet Cohen's weekly contribution to the now familiar world of the virtual gig. Emmet's Place is the pianist's rather swanky-looking NYC apartment. It just so happens a Steinway occupies centre stage (nothing unusual there, your Steinway is in the spare bedroom, isn't it?). Let's get things straight...Emmet Cohen is nothing short of brilliant, a piano player to die for. Cohen's regular working trio partners - bassist Russell Hall and drummer Kyle Poole - are similarly outstanding musicians. The attraction of this particular online performance? The participation of Ms Samara Joy! 

To open the show the trio loosened up with a couple of instrumentals courtesy of Ahmad Jamal and Cedar Walton. Superb. And then, Samara Joy...These Foolish ThingsDay by Day (as sung by Carmen MacRae), Star EyesSophisticated Lady and more. Samara, recently turned twenty two, more than met expectations. Wow! Samara knows Cécile McLorin Salvant, inviting comparison. Let's say Samara doesn't/wouldn't come off second best.  

Sarah Vaughan is an obvious touchstone. How about Ella? Scatting at that. Samara went for it on Oh, Lady be Good! The smiling trio spoke volumes, Emmet and the guys couldn't believe what they were hearing. A new star is in our midst. Oop-Bop-Sh'Bam! Emmet announced that in due course he would get back out on the road and he'd be taking Samara with him. True to his word, later this year they'll be in Europe*.  

There was a poignant twist to this March 1st stream. On the day, news broke of the death of drummer Ralph Peterson Jr. Emmet Cohen dedicated the performance to his friend and fellow musician.  

Samara Joy's appearance with guitarist Pasquale Grasso at Ronnie Scott's on July 6 has been cancelled. Let's hope it'll be rescheduled. Russell   

1 comment :

Ron said...

Russell a great review .coincidentaly I posted early March that this session revealed a great new jazz singer 'Samara Joy giving Emmets Vol no. I also gave another Two 'Vol numbers well worth watching with Veronica Swift and Cyrill Aimee. Like yourself Russell I am also a massive fan of Emmet Cohen Trio.
Ron Ainsborough

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