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Kenny Garrett: "I think about the past and the elders and connecting everything together, and it being as a whole, or as one." - (DownBeat, December 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.
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Postage

14743 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1362 of them this year alone and, so far, 78 this month (Nov. 24).

From This Moment On ...

November

Fri 26: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 26: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 26: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 26: Hot Club du Nord @ St Cuthbert's Centre, Crook. 7:30pm.CANCELLED!

Sat 27: East Coast Swing Band @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:30pm.
Sat 27: Anth Purdy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. 'Swing Jazz Guitar'.
Sat 27: Heimatdamisch Bavarian Oompah Band @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 28 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 28: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 28: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 28: Alex Ord & Jude Murphy @ St Edmund's Church, Sedgefield. 3:00pm. Ord (piano), Murphy (bass).
Sun 28: Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 29: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

December

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: Jools Holland’s R & B Orchestra @ Newcastle City Hall. Doors: 6:30pm. 1st night.
Wed 01: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00-9:30pm. In the bar.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 01: Tom Ollendorff @ Café Cathedral, Owengate, Durham. 8:00pm. £5.00. A Durham Jazz Soc. event.

Thu 02: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. £22.00. Xmas lunch. Tel: 0191 691 7090.
Thu 02: Jools Holland’s R & B Orchestra @ Newcastle City Hall. Doors: 6:30pm. 2nd night.
Thu 02: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Billingham Catholic Club. 7:30pm. Fundraiser for SVP. Tickets: £5.00. from 07757 062798.
Thu 02: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 02: Tees Hot Club, Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 03: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. £22.00. Xmas lunch. Tel: 0191 691 7090.
Fri 03: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 03: Classic Swing @ Saltburn Community Theatre. 7:30pm.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Bim Williams Trio @ The Railway, Stockport - Oct. 24

Bim Williams (guitar); Asaph Tal  (bass); George Grundy (drums). 

Bim Williams, a Manchester-based guitarist, plays in a post Wes Montgomery style. He has an incisive edge to his sound and, if I played guitar, I would seek this guy out for advice or lessons as his facility on his instrument is amazing. 


I loved his choice of tunes tonight, especially La Rosita, a tune composed by Paul Dupont and Alan Stuart. Coincidently, on Sunday afternoon I was listening via Spotify to Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster playing their version of this Latin-flavoured number taken from the Verve LP Blue Saxophones.


Another great moment occurred when Williams played a tune that sounded familiar but had me racking my brains trying to remember the title. Just before the final chorus it hit me! Delilah from the Max Roach/Clifford Brown repertoire. It brought back memories of Ronnie Scott and Jimmy Deuchar playing this at Ronnies’ Old Place with the great Alan Ganley doing his thing on mallets during the theme.


I liked the bass player tonight, Asaph Tal who I’ve not come across before. We are fortunate here in the North West in having so many first class double bass players to call upon. George Grundy fitted in well with the trio and had a somewhat aggressive Philly Jo Jones' approach with a very active left hand.


Bim Williams must be a big fan of Thelonious Monk as during his performance we heard no less than six Monk tunes although one of these was based on a Japanese folk song.


It was a great evening of trio jazz and it was a shame that there  weren't more packing the place out as two patrons were surprised the gig finished at 10:45pm instead of 11:00pm but I was OK with that as I had an appointment with a microwave!


Next "Jazz at the Railway" is on Tuesday Oct. 26 with the Paul Hartley Quartet featuring trumpeter John Hulme. Mike Farmer

 

Sub City; Just FriendsAsk Me Now; La Rosita; Railway Blues; Nica’s Dream; Delilah; Let’s Cool One; Japanese Folk Song; In Walked Bud; Reflections; I Mean You.

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