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Emma Rawicz: "I'm at a place where I'm really happy, but why stop there? Okay isn't really good enough." - (Jazzwise November 2021)

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

13,645 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1264 of them this year alone and, so far, 91 this month (Oct. 27).

From This Moment On ...

October

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 31: Spooky Jazz @ The Shed, Wylam Library..
6:00-7:30pm. Free, collection for Parkinson's UK.
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

November

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 03: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 03: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 03: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 03: Washboard Resonators @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Steve Oakes Quartet plus Ray Butcher @ the Railway, Stockport -August 3

Steve Oakes (guitar); Ed Kainyek (tenor sax); Ray Butcher (trumpet, flugel); Grant Russell (bass); Tim Franks (drums)

Steve Oakes, an interesting guitarist living in Northwich, Cheshire, is well known to north-west jazz fans.

Tonight Steve’s selection of tunes included three standards plus themes written by Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, John Schofield Abdullah Ibrahim, and Sonny Rollins all played brilliantly by a band that knew what it – modern jazz – is all about. 


Guest trumpet player Ray Butcher impressed me with his big brassy sound and put me in mind of a trumpeter who used to be on some of Coltrane’s Prestige albums, Idrees Sulieman.  Tim Franks was taking care of things on drums and Grant Russell played some powerful solos on his triangular-shaped bass.

It was good to see Ed Kainyek in the line-up as I’d heard it on the grapevine – as one does - that he had moved to Leeds but, here he was blowing up a storm with that huge sound of his.  No mics were used on the gig and they were not needed as on some of the tunes, even unmiked, the sound was a bit too loud at times.   

Steve likes to bring along a box of effects but, thankfully. he has the good taste to not over use them           

The next gig at the Railway is Sunday August 8 with guitarist Glen Cartledge’s Quartet. Mike Farmer.

Au Privave; Red Clay; Alone Together; Winelight; Nature Boy; The Water is Wide; Keep Me In Mind; Spain; My Foolish Heart; Oleo.

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