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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.
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Postage

13,806 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1223 of them this year alone and, so far, 50 this month (Oct. 13).

From This Moment On ...

October

Sun 17: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 17: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club. 1:00pm.
Sun 17: Shunyata Improvisation Group @ Unitarian Church, Newcastle. 1:30pm.
Sun 17: Vula Viel @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 18: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 20: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 20: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 20: Jeremy McMurray & the Jazz Pocket Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 8:00pm.

Thu 21: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 21: NUJO Jazz Jam @ Bar Loco, Newcastle. 7:00pm. Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra.
Thu 21: Alter Ego @ St James' & St Basil's Church, Newcastle 7:30pm.
Thu 21: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 21: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 22: Mick Shoulder Quartet @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Quartet featuring Alex Clarke (BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year finalist).
Fri 22: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: Paul Edis Trio w Ruth Lambert @ St Cuthbert's Centre, Crook. 7:30pm.
Fri 22: Michael Feinstein @ Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Fri 22: Peter Morgan Trio @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 23: Mary Coughlan @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sat 23: Têtes de Pois @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 24 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 24: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 24: Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir @ The Globe, Newcastle. 4:00pm.
Sun 24: Milne Glendinning Band @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

The Paul Hartley Quartet @ The Railway, Stockport - July 6

(l-r: Paul Hartley, Ken Marley,
Mike Hope. 2015)
Paul Hartley (guitar); Jim Collins (alto/tenor sax) Ed Harrison (bass); Eryl Roberts (drums)

The Railway has been presenting live jazz for about ten years and features a host of outstanding local jazz musicians as well as some from further afield such as Alan Barnes, Simon Spillett. Greg Abate, Frank Griffiths, Neal Yates and Dean Masser. If you like modern jazz with a melodic approach this is the place to be.

Ray, the landlord, has done a great job re-opening the pub for live music in spite of the huge amount of roadworks that were causing disruption on the main A6 from Manchester to Stockport. The rain no doubt kept a few people from attending but I’m glad I went as the band were in fine form. 

Jim Collins played tenor sax on all the numbers except Yardbird Suite which featured his hard-edged alto.  It’s good to see Jim and Paul back in action again as they work well together and Eryl kept things cooking along. Ed Harrison is an outstanding bass player and with him on board the time is rock-solid!    

The tunes played were as follows:  What is This Thing Called Love?; On  Green Dolphin Street; Bags Groove; Cheesecake;  Meditation; There is no Greater Love; Yardbird Suite; Ladybird;  Up Jumped Spring; Old Folks; Tenor Madness

The next jazz event at the Railway is Sunday July 11 and is the Mike Hall Quartet which I believe will feature Richard Weatherall piano and Ed and Erryl again on bass and drums alongside Mike on sax. Should be a great gig.

The Railway is located at 74-76 Wellington Road North Stockport SK4 1HF Tel 0161 477 3680. Mike Farmer    

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