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John Scofield: "I like architecture that lends itself to improvisation." - (Jazzwise November, 2021)

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! --

Postage

13,837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1254 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 23).

From This Moment On ...

October

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

November

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Gareth Lockrane Quartet @ the 606 club (live and on-line) - July 10

(Collage by Lance)
Gareth Lockrane (flute/alto flute/bass flute/piccolo); Ross Stanley (piano); Sam Burgess (bass); Shane Forbes (drums).

Brandon Allen was originally booked to appear but had to withdraw to comply with Covid regulations requiring quarantine after travel outside of the UK. Fortunately, getting a dep band isn't as hard as it would normally be. In fact, to get an A-lister like Gareth Lockrane at such short notice would have been asking the impossible.

However, these aren't normal times and this could be a Gareth weekend ...!

As I watched this delightful stream from Lots Rd. I glanced at the pile of CDs hopefully awaiting review and sighed. If any of them are half as good as this session they'll be in with a shout for Record of the Year - wishful thinking.

A cracking set with Lockrane proving that, like so many UK jazzmen (and that includes his three henchmen) they can hold their own worldwide - NYC, LA, anywhere.

Like Someone in Love got the show on the road with Gareth blowing, I think, alto flute. An original that may have been called Shakuhachi Caveman was followed by a South African piece - Township - and a piece dedicated to Joe Zawinul called, I think, Zawinology

There were others that I didn't catch the titles of. One of them had pyramid in the title and was by a New York sax man whose first name was Walt.

This latter number, or maybe it was another one, featured some amazing piccolo playing and, like all the other numbers had Ross Stanley playing out of his skull on piano. I've heard Ross many times on Hammond as well as on a fold it up and put it in the boot of your car keyboard but, this was the first time I can recall hearing him on  an actual grand and he sounded great. Shane Forbes had some amazing solos and Sam Burgess slotted in as befitted his in demand status.

Super session - now it's up to the other Gareth ...
Lance

1 comment :

Russell said...

The 'pyramid' number is likely to be See the Pyramid by Walt Weiskopf.

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