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Bebop Spoken There

Joe Farnsworth: "I have to say that jazz in New York will never die. It may seem like all the music happened 3,000 years ago, but, Charlie Parker, Billy Higgins, Max Roach and all the others are still here. You can feel their presence."- (DownBeat, January 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! --

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13858 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 77 of them this year alone and, so far, 77 this month (Jan. 23).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Mon 24: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 24: Vels Trio + Knats @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm. POSTPONED!

Tue 25: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 10:00am - 12 noon. Rehearsal session (open to the public) .
Tue 25: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Murray Wankling, Paul Grainger, King David Ike-Elechi.

Wed 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 26: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 26: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public). CANCELLED!
Wed 26: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm .
Wed 26: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 27: Tobias Sarra & John Garner @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm .
Thu 27: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 27: Knats’ Night: Knats + Swannek @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:30pm. Free.
Thu 27: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm. CANCELLED! .
Thu 27: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 28: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 28: Ian Millar & Dominic Spencer @ Bishop Middleham Village Hall, Ferryhill. 8:00pm. £10.00.
Fri 28: Struggle Buggy @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Blues band.

Sat 29: Lindsay Hannon & Martin Douglas @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Life Drawing & Live Music. Enrol at: www.cobaltstudios.co.uk.

Sun 30 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 30: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 30: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 30: Hot Club du Nord @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 31: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Paul Hartley Quartet featuring John Hulme @ The Railway, Stockport - Oct. 24

John Hulme (trumpet/flugel); Paul Hartley (guitar); Pete Hartley (bass guitar); Eryl Roberts (drums).

John Hulme, a very fine musician who, in pre-lockdown times, was often seen in the brass section of many of the big bands operating in the Greater Manchester/Lancs area also likes playing in smaller units and I remember him leading a quintet paying tribute to Tom Harrell - a gig that I enjoyed immensely. 


On this occasion the emphasis was on Miles Davis but the opening number which got the evening off to a good start was  Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.  This Joe Zawinul composition was often used as an opener by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet  long after Joe had left.  Paul Hartley was impressive on this tune, as was his son Pete on bass guitar. Pete did a great job on the third number So What which of course was from that iconic LP Kind of Blue  by Miles Davis.


One tune that I hadn't heard before was Breakfast Wine which was recorded by Bobby Shew, a trumpeter who is well-known from his many appearances with UK big bands. 


John played some of the tunes tonight on flugel horn to good effect, Moonlight In Vermont was a particularly fine rendition on the larger horn.  The final tune of a very satisfying concert was Milestones and Hulme went into overdrive in his solo which gained acclaim from the appreciative bunch of jazz fans.


The next jazz night at the Railway is Sunday Oct. 31 with  the Tim Franks Quartet.  9:00pm - 11:00pm.


Tomorrow I will be at the Davenham Theatre for the Greg Abate Quartet - Mike Farmer     

 

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy; Autumn Leaves; So What; In the Wee Small Hours; Some Day my Prince Will Come; Desafinado; Like Someone in Love; Cantaloupe Island; Breakfast Wine; Body and Soul; Four; Moonlight in Vermont; Milestones.

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