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Charles Lloyd: "I'm raring to go out to play, because I know I'll find something to explain the inexplicable." (DownBeat August 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! -- Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

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14438 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 716 of them this year alone and, so far, 13 this month (August 6).

From This Moment On ...

August

Wed 10: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 10: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Wed 10: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 10: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 10: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 11: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 11: Baghdaddies @ Cumberland Arms, Newcastle. Time TBC.
Thu 11: Indigo Jazz Voices: Little Big Band Special @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm. POSTPONED!
Thu 11: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. Guests Donna Hewitt (sax) Josh Bentham (sax) Garry Hadfield (keys).

Fri 12: Ben Gilbert Trio @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm.
Fri 12: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 12: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 12: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.

Sun 14: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 14: Tees Valley Jazzmen @ Hammer & Pincers, Preston le Skerne. 1:00pm.
Sun 14: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ West Park, South Shields. 2:00pm.
Sun 14: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 14: Anth Purdy @ Blues & Bourbon, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 14: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Sun 14: Sunday Night Am Jam Special @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Note start time.

Mon 15: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 15: Stu Collingwood Organ Trio @ Black Bull, Blaydon. 8:00pm. Blaydon Jazz Club.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Preview: Newcastle Jazz Festival (Friday 13)

Friday signals the start of this year's Newcastle Jazz Festival. At two o'clock there is a free admission double bill presenting two duos. First up at Flat Caps Coffee in Carliol Square is the pairing of ex-pat American trumpeter Pete Tanton and Smoove and Turrell guitarist Lloyd Wright. Pete is active on the region's jazz scene leading the Riviera Quartet and as a key member of House of the Black Gardenia and the Strictly Smokin' Big Band. Duo partner Lloyd, of Legohead fame, is often on tour with the aforementioned S & T and other hugely successful performers.  

Following Pete and Lloyd at three o'clock it's Ruth Lambert and Ian Paterson. Vocalist Ruth has long since been on the A-list as one of the finest interpreters of the GASbook and on this set she'll be accompanied by empathetic bassist Ian Paterson. As this opening session of NJF 2021 is a freebie, do treat yourself to an Americano, English Breakfast Tea, slice of cake or whatever - you'll be supporting the musicians and the venue. 

Friday evening's concert is something of a set piece occasion. In the grand surroundings of Newcastle Civic Centre's Banqueting Suite there is a mouth-watering double bill in prospect. Beginning at half past seven, pianist Dean Stockdale will be playing a set of standards, and perhaps one or two original compositions, in the company of bassist Mick Shoulder and drummer Abbie Finn. The trio's set alone will be worth the price of admission, however, Michael Lamb's magnificent Strictly Smokin' Big Band has something rather special to present...Alice Grace singing Ella Fitzgerald!!! Alice and the SSBB have recorded an 'Ella' album (it'll soon be available to purchase) and this Civic Centre concert is a first opportunity to hear it. It promises to be a memorable occasion. Tickets from: www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Russell    

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