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Farewell Blues

R I P Terry Shannon - November 5, 1929 - October 29, 2022
R I P Oliver Soden - ? - November 6, 2022
R I P Top Cat Daphne - ? - November 24, 2022.

Bebop Spoken There

Michael League: "We flew back from Europe, and the second gig we [Snarky Puppy] did was in Arcata, California. There were two people. And one of them was the bartender." - (DownBeat December, 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!"

Postage

14806 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 1074 of them this year alone and, so far, 73 this month (Nov.24).

From This Moment On ...

November

Sat 26: Rat Pack - Swingin' at the Sands @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 7:30pm.
Sat 26: Jean Toussaint @ Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Sun 27: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 27: Musicians Unlimited @ Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 27: Paul Skerritt @ Hibou Blanc, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 27: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 27: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free. Sitters-in & audience welcome.
Sun 27: Nu Civilisation Orchestra @ Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Sun 27: Jamil Sheriff's Five Gold Rings @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 28: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 28: Jeremy McMurray & Friends @ Billingham Catholic Club. 7:30pm. £5.00. at the door. A SVP fundraiser for Xmas food hampers.

Tue 29: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Alan Law, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Wed 30: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 30: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 6:00pm.
Wed 30: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 30: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 30: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

December
Thu 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 01: New York Jazz Night feat. Zoë Gilby @ The Keys, Yarm. 7:00pm. £30.00. (inc. meal). Tickets from Skiddle. Gilby w. Noel Dennis, Mark Williams & Andy Champion.
Thu 01: Bold Big Band @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Cluny 2.
Thu 01: Paul Skerritt Duo @ Tomahawk Steakhouse, High St., Yarm. 8:00pm. Paul Skerritt & James Harrison residency.
Thu 01: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 02: Swing Manouche @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00.
Fri 02: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 02: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 02: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 02: Durham University Big Band + Durham University Jazz Orchestra @ Kingsgate Bar, Durham Students' Union, Dunelm House, Durham. 7:00pm. £3.00. & £2.50. Fundraiser for Coppafeel.
Fri 02: Niffi Osiyemi Trio @ The Vault, Hexham. 7:30pm.
Fri 02: Alligator Gumbo @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm. Xmas party.
Fri 02: Struggle Buggy's Almost Xmas Party @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Blind Pig Blues Club.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Preview: Newcastle Jazz Festival (Saturday 14)

Day two of this year's Newcastle Jazz Festival features a jazz vocalist, a blues shouter, guitarists contemporary and Manouche, and a charismatic Yorkshireman blowing up a storm in a trombone-organ-drums trio. Tyne Bank Brewery on Walker Road to the east of the city centre is a big barn of a place, the ideal place to practice your social distancing skills.*  

Alice Grace opens the day's programme at 1:30pm in the company of guitarist Pawel 'Pav' Jedrzejewski playing original material with perhaps a couple of GASbook numbers for good measure. Birmingham Conservatoire graduate guitarist Francis Tulip brings in his  quartet to play a post-bop session. County Durham based Francis will be working with pianist Tuoyo Awala (friends from their student days), Archipelago's bass man John Pope and drummer John Bradford. At 3:50pm (that's about three beers in) Mick Shoulder will tip his hat to Django et al with Swing Manouche - Mick (pictured) and Giles Strong (guitars), Paul Grainger on string bass duties, and the revitalised Gavin Lee on reeds (Gavin was in scintillating form last weekend with Rendezvous Jazz).

JASMINE Quintet is Jasmine Whalley's Leeds based outfit playing a set of original material. This Jazz North Northern Line gig features saxophonist Whalley alongside Ben Haskins, guitar, George MacDonald, keyboards, bassist Owen Burns and drummer George Hall

The penultimate session, but in effect the day's headline act, is Dennis Rollins' supercharged Velocity Trio featuring the amazing Ross Stanley at the organ, and the equally amazing drummer, Pedro Segundo. Dennis, from Doncaster, is an inspirational character and, if dancing is permitted, the audience will be up on its feet. Closing out the second day will be Tyneside's Empress of the Blues, Mo Scott. No one belts out the blues like Mo. Pint sized but with a killer punch, Mo always brings in a killer of a band.

Here's the thing...Saturday is SOLD OUT! In the event of returns, keep on checking the festival website at: www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk. All is not lost, some tickets are available for Sunday, the third and final day of the festival. Book now or risk missing out! Russell        

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