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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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13837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 56 of them this year alone and, so far, 56 this month (Jan. 16).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Mon 17: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 19: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 19: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 20: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 20: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 21: Emma Fisk & James Birkett @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: John Law @ Durham Cathedral. 7:30pm. £20.00. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Dean Stockdale Quartet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £8.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 21: Jude Murphy & Dan Stanley @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 22: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 7:30pm. £5.00.
Sat 22: MGB @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. The Milne-Glendinning Band.

Sun 23 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 23: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 23: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: Anth Purdy: Swing Jazz Guitar @ Blues & Bourbon, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: Svarc Hanley Longhawn @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 24: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 24: Vels Trio @ The Cluny, 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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