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Bebop Spoken There

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


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).

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Stuck Inside - Quarantine Lament

Ernesto Cervini out in Canada sent me this - something that pretty much typifies what the world is surely feeling.

Let Ernesto tell it: "About a year ago I wrote this little jazz tune about the lockdown.  I asked my dear friend, and Orange Grove social media guru Jenna Marie to write some lyrics to it, and we came up with Stuck Inside.

I then put together a group of lovely musicians to record it. This features vocalist Jenna Marie, guitarist Jay Yoo (who's released a duo album with Jenna), Kelly Jefferson (from TuneTown) on tenor sax, Dan Fortin (my Orange Grove right-hand man and Myriad3 co-leader) on acoustic bass and myself on drums.

I hope you dig it!  Feel free to share this around". Ernesto.


Liz said...

I loved this, she has a great jazz range, I kept thinking of a young Ella, thanks Lance

Ann Alex said...

It's not just the voice but the facial expressions are great, and the way she has her hand agianst the glass of the window

JennaMarie said...

This is Jenna Marie, the vocalist, thanks so much for the love!

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