Total Pageviews

Bebop Spoken There

Joe Farnsworth: "I have to say that jazz in New York will never die. It may seem like all the music happened 3,000 years ago, but, Charlie Parker, Billy Higgins, Max Roach and all the others are still here. You can feel their presence."- (DownBeat, January 2022)

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

13858 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 77 of them this year alone and, so far, 77 this month (Jan. 23).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Mon 24: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 24: Vels Trio + Knats @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm. POSTPONED!

Tue 25: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 10:00am - 12 noon. Rehearsal session (open to the public) .
Tue 25: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Murray Wankling, Paul Grainger, King David Ike-Elechi.

Wed 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 26: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 26: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public). CANCELLED!
Wed 26: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm .
Wed 26: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 27: Tobias Sarra & John Garner @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm .
Thu 27: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 27: Knats’ Night: Knats + Swannek @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:30pm. Free.
Thu 27: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm. CANCELLED! .
Thu 27: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 28: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: Ian Millar & Dominic Spencer @ Bishop Middleham Village Hall, Ferryhill. 8:00pm. £10.00.
Fri 28: Struggle Buggy @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Blues band.

Sat 29: Lindsay Hannon & Martin Douglas @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Life Drawing & Live Music. Enrol at: www.cobaltstudios.co.uk.

Sun 30 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 30: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 30: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 30: Hot Club du Nord @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 31: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Celebrating Miles' Jack Johnson @ The Globe - August 4

Jack Courtney (trumpet); Sue Ferris (tenor sax, flute); Tom Atkinson (guitar); Alan Law (keyboards); Deon Krishnan (bass guitar); Jeff Armstrong (drums)

Dave Weisser leading his weekly Take it to the Bridge workshop in the upstairs space at the Globe is something of an institution. This evening, thanks to a last minute change of venue from the Cluny to Newcastle Jazz Co-op's HQ on Railway Street, guitarist Tom Atkinson brought in an all-star sextet to play music from Miles Davis' Jack Johnson album. Miles upstairs, Miles downstairs! 

At eight o'clock Take it to the Bridge was well under way, it would be another hour before the bell sounded for the Jack Johnson bout. At nine...Seconds out! Ding! Ding! Jack Courtney opened with ear-splitting wah-wah pedal trumpet. Wow! If Miles himself had walked in he'd have said something along the lines of: Who the f*** is this mother******? Way back in the days of the old Caff on Pink Lane, Courtney sat-in at a jam session. Impressive? Yes, but nothing like the stuff we were hearing this evening at the Globe. Fearless, every note bang on the money, this was 'Electric Miles' to a tee. 

Sue Ferris, small in stature, perhaps, went toe-to-toe with Courtney, blowing some coruscating tenor. Pianist Alan Law wound it up, the electric keyboard sound Miles was looking for was right here at the Globe. The backline boys, Messrs Krishnan and Armstrong set up a groove from the downbeat and that was that, absolutely killing all night long. If five and six string bassist Deon Krishnan is on a gig it can't be anything other than a funk-fest and that's exactly what we got. Superb. 

Tom Atkinson put together tonight's band. As band leaders go, our man isn't one for the limelight, rather, he's content to let the musicians on the stand interpret the music as they hear it. The Jack Johnson set done (Right Off and Yesternow), Atkinson ventured Miles Beyond (Mahavishnu Orchestra), putting his own blues-rock stamp on John McLaughlin's post-Miles supergroup. 
         
Tom Atkinson's six piece band will do it all again tonight in Darlington. The Forum Music Centre on Borough Road is the place to be at 8:00pm, perhaps 9:00pm. Book online at: www.ticketweb.uk
Russell 
                

1 comment :

Unknown said...

So kind as always Russell. Thank you. The band enjoyed it as much as the audience did :)

Blog Archive