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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.
Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST! --

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.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Preview: Newcastle Jazz Festival (Sunday 15)

(Photo by Lance)
First things first...only a handful of tickets are available for the final day of this year's festival. Those who hesitate and all that...book now! Tickets booked, what will you get for your tenner? A drummer led trio with an album to promote, an organ led quartet with nothing to prove, a Northern Line supported outfit, a Gerry Mulligan set and a celebrated Canadian trumpeter working with some of the best in the business. 

Abbie Finn (Leeds College of Music, Trinity Laban) is picking up gigs right, left and centre. This afternoon, drummer Abbie kicks off this Sunday session (1:30 prompt) with her trio playing numbers from Northern Perspective. Abbie, drums, Harry Keeble, tenor sax, and bassist Paul Grainger will set the standard for others to follow. 

And following Abbie, one of the great bands, period. Gerry Richardson is the boss of the Hammond. Gerry's quartet is scheduled to take to the stage at 2:40. Leave that second Yorkshire pudding, don't get held up in traffic, be there on time. Gerry, Garry Linsley (soulful alto sax) and co are the business! 

Not Now Charlie is/are of a generation. Jamie Toms' outfit is the beneficiary of the Northern Line scheme, although the band's gigs have been few and far between of late. Expect original material from Jamie (tenor sax) working alongside Pav Jedrzejewski (guitar), Liam Gaughan (bass guitar) and co. At five o'clock it's Mulligan Time!. Sue Ferris (see photo) blowing baritone sax is one of the great gig-going experiences. On this gig Sue will be tipping her hat to the great Gerry Mulligan. No two ways about it, Sue's quartet will blow up a storm! 
      
And to close three days of non-stop jazz, a musician who came to prominence as a member of Empirical, since when he's gone on to work with a who's who of the music business. Due on stage at 6:15, trumpeter Jay Phelps is the star name at Tyne Bank Brewery. The festival directors have secured the services of three A-listers to work with Phelps - Dean Stockdale, piano, Andy Champion, bass and drummer Dave McKeague. It promises to be some finale! Russell   

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