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Bebop Spoken There

Donald Harrison: "Eddie [Henderson] can play the hardest music effortlessly; things people are afraid of he plays like it's nothing."- (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! --

Postage

13862 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 81 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (Jan. 25).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

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. 7:30pm. 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.CANCELLED!

Sat 29: Lindsay Hannon & Martin Douglas @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 2:00pm. Life Drawing & Live Music. Enrol at: www.cobaltstudios.co.uk.
.Sat 29: Anarchy Brew Co. 10 Year Birthday Beer Bash @ Anarchy Brew Co, Benfield, Newcastle. £6.00. All day event. Line-up inc. Washboard Resonators (5:00-6:30pm). Tickets: www.ticketweb.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.

February 2022

Tue 01: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 10:00am - 12 noon. Rehearsal session (open to the public).

Wed 02: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 02: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 02: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 02: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 02: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 03: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 03: Bradley Creswick’s Western Swingfonia @ LIVE Concerts at Home. 1:15pm. A Newcastle University online only event.
Thu 03: John Williamson Trio @ Durham University (Music Dept.). 7:30pm. £5.00.
Thu 03: Chris Farlowe w Norman Beaker Band + Teresa Watson Band @ Newcastle Labour Club. 7:30pm. An evening of rhythm & blues.
Thu 03: Knats @ Daniel Farm Shop & Tea Rooms, Wylam. 8:15pm. £18.00. (inc. food from 7:00pm). A Wylam Winter Tales Festival event. SOLD OUT!
Thu 03: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 03: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Georgia Cécile @ Ronnie Scott's - Nov. 9

Georgia Cécile (vocals); Ryan Quigley (trumpet); Euan Stevenson (piano); Andrew Robb (double bass); Max Popp (drums)

A Ronnie Scott's debut for Georgia Cécile attracted a full house. A 2019 Scottish Jazz Awards winner (Best Vocalist), our Edinburgh based Glaswegian could scarcely contain her excitement at being on hallowed ground, no. 47 Frith Street, Soho. Where many legendary names once stood, Georgia Cécile's time had come.

Accompanying our debutant, three of Scotland's finest and an adopted Scot: Ms Cecile's long time songwriting partner, pianist Euan Stevenson, bassist Andrew Robb (no stranger to Ronnie Scott's), first call trumpeter Ryan Quigley, and Chicagoan Max Popp, drums. 

Taking centre stage to a rapturous reception, a smiling, perhaps a tad nervous, Georgia was about to sing her heart out. Songs from her recently released album Only the Lover Sings formed the basis of her set alongside two or three GASbook gems. From Come Summertime to the Ellington-inspired Harpoon, Georgia knocked 'em for six, and this was only the beginning. In My Solitude featured Ryan Quigley's lyrical side, Month of May gets better with each hearing (was there a My Favorite Things quote in there?), Bitter Sweet, the Gershwins' I Was Doing Alright featuring Quigley, Stevenson and a round of fours with Max Popp, one sensed things were going well.  

Georgia confided she'd never sung Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep in public...until this evening. Georgia and Euan, as a duo, performed the Irving Berlin number as if it had been in the pad for years. Marvellous, simply marvellous. Max Popp's brushes enveloped Goodbye Love with Andrew Robb momentarily in the spotlight. The Man I Love featured the boys in the band (Ryan Quigley killing!), Georgia smiling, we were nearing the end of a memorable evening. To deafening applause - some were on their feet - Georgia simply had to oblige with an encore and she did, going out with He Knew How to Love. This evening, Ronnie Scott's belonged to Georgia Cécile.
Russell 
     

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