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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.
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13,822 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1239 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 18).

From This Moment On ...

October

Wed 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 20: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 20: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 20: Jeremy McMurray & the Jazz Pocket Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 8:00pm.

Thu 21: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 21: NUJO Jazz Jam @ Bar Loco, Newcastle. 7:00pm. Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra.
Thu 21: Alter Ego @ St James' & St Basil's Church, Newcastle 7:30pm.
Thu 21: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 21: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 22: Mick Shoulder Quartet @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Quartet featuring Alex Clarke (BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year finalist).
Fri 22: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: Paul Edis Trio w Ruth Lambert @ St Cuthbert's Centre, Crook. 7:30pm.
Fri 22: Michael Feinstein @ Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Fri 22: Peter Morgan Trio @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 23: Mary Coughlan @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sat 23: Têtes de Pois @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 24 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 24: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 24: Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir @ The Globe, Newcastle. 4:00pm.
Sun 24: Milne Glendinning Band @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 25: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Liam Byrne Quartet @ the Railway, Stockport - Sept. 19

Liam Byrne (tenor sax); Andrzej Baranek (keys); Anthony Ormishe Gavin Barras (bass).

This turned out to be another drummerless line-up but, due to the expertise of the musicians involved, the end result still swung and the tempos held solid. The opening number Just in Time got things going nicely and set the vibe for the rest of the evening and if I had to give a description it would be mainstream with a touch of modern bebop. Ten tunes were played, five in each set and one which went down well with the regulars was that much played standard Body And Soul. Baranek really took off on this followed by Byrne playing the final chorus and showing that he knows his way around the tenor saxophone.


Guitarist Ormisher is well known on the Liverpool Jazz Scene although I remember seeing him at the Railway a few years ago on one of Andrzej Baranek’s trio gigs. I see from his web-site that he attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1977 before returning to Liverpool and getting valuable experience in bands lead by Frank Griffith and John McCormack’s  organisation Parr Jazz. His solo on the Sonny Rollins classic Airegin showed that he could handle tricky bop tunes without much trouble.


One number that had me puzzled was a blues that sounded familiar but this turned out to be  Stoned, a number from the pen of Wardell Grey according to Liam.


Next gig at the Railway is another sax player Alex Clarke and her Quartet Tuesday Sept. 21. Mike Farmer


Just in Time; What is This Thing Called Love?; How Deep is the Ocean?; Stoned; September Song; Its’s All Right With Me; In A Mellow Tone; Airegin; Body and Soul; Cottontail.

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