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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)

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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! --


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 ...


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.


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.

Saturday, September 04, 2021

Georgina Jackson @ the 606 - Sept. 4

Georgina Jackson (vocals, flugelhorn); Graham Harvey (piano); Joe Pettitt (bass); Matt Home (drums).

Another delightful set livestreamed from the 606. Jackson sings well, connects with the audience and blows cool flugel.

A choice selection of tunes sung (and swung) made this an enjoyable hour and provided a refreshing alternative to the predominantly instrumental workouts of recent weeks - there's room for both.

Georgina has a liking for Sinatra songs which, for me gave her a head start. Where or When, always a great number, followed by The Lady is a Tramp, complete with verse. I've always wondered why today's singers don't update the lyrics to the old classics e.g. The verse could include "Alas I missed the Superbowl and what is quite as sad, I was never at a party where they honoured Joey Biden etc."

More Sinatra - and Rodgers & Hart - with I Didn't Know What Time it Was. Surprisingly, Georgina revealed that she'd only recently discovered this marvellous tune - made me feel very old!

Misty, played on flugel, - as cool a rendering of Garner's tune deserved and, indeed, got. 

Frim-Fram Sauce. the world is still searching for this legendary recipe - chances are they may have already tasted it without knowing!

And so the goodies rolled out. Come Rain or Come Shine (a gorgeous vocal/piano duo number), What a Difference a Day Made (a là Dinah W), Do I Love You? (a là Peggy), Madelaine (a number by Bobby Shew that Jackson put words to), All of Me, All the Way and, to finish - Take the A Train.

An enjoyable set with some fine piano from Harvey, bass from Pettitt and drums from Home. - Lance

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