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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'"

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Postage

14250 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 469 of them this year alone and, so far, 69 this month (May 19).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Wed 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 25: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 25: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 25: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 26: Deep Pope + Garner & Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00.
Thu 26: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 26: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 26: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 27: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Fergus McCreadie Trio @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.

Sat 28: Whitley Bay Carnival: Northern Monkey Brass Band (1:00-1:45pm & 4:00-4:45pm); Baghdaddies (2:00-2:45pm & 5:00-5:45pm) @ Spanish City Plaza Arena, Whitley Bay. Northern Monkey Brass Band (2:30-2:45pm) @ Rainbow Corner (Marine Ave.), Whitley Bay.
Sat 28: Jack Logan & the Swing Section @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 29 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Hartlepool United Supporters’ Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Groovetrain @ Tyne Bar, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 29: Zoë Gilby Quartet @ Allendale Village Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sun 29: Two of a Mind: Sue Ferris-Steve Summers Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 29: Cedric Burnside @ Cluny, Newcastle. Superb Mississippi hill country blues!

Mon 30: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Sunday Night Jazz @ the Globe: Happiness and Heartbreak - August 22

Debra Milne (vocals); Steve Summers (tenor sax, soprano sax, perc.); Stu Collingwood (keys).

The problem facing vocalists singing standards is that most of the audience have already heard them done by the great and the good. Taking Sinatra as an example, there's probably been a zillion clones but, the number who actually got close can probably be counted in single figures.

To her credit, Debra Milne doesn't do cloning. Like Ole Blue Eyes, she does it her way so tonight we had a choice selection of tunes delivered in her inimitable style.

The theme, as the band name implied, centred around songs that depict those emotions which, with the exception of a few novelty numbers, applies to just about every song ever written! My personal favourite from tonight's selection was Am I Blue? although I do prefer Dinah Washington's version as opposed to the Sheila Jordan version from which Debra found her inspiration (via YouTube).

Admittedly there were occasions when her pitching was maybe a quarter-tone out but, then again, so was June Christy's and she, Christy, was a jazz legend!

With Stu and Steve providing the support and the solos it was an evening based around the good old GASbook plus some modern jazz standards. Stu was, as always, brilliant whereas Steve was equally brilliant on tenor and exceptionally good on his curvy soprano.

I missed the last one/two numbers as I had a bus to catch, a cat to be fed and washing to get in before the impending overnight rain - a man's work person's work is never done!

Next week it's guitar duo Bradley Johnston & James Birkett. Lance

Lullaby of Birdland; Silver's Serenade; God Bless the Child; It Ain't Necessarily So; Am I Blue?; Corcovado; Perdido; You Don't Know What Love is; Four; Born to be Blue; Stella by Starlight; Sunflower; Well You Needn't; Losing You; One Note Samba; Save Your Love For Me 

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