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Bebop Spoken There

Michael League: "We flew back from Europe, and the second gig we [Snarky Puppy] did was in Arcata, California. There were two people. And one of them was the bartender." - (DownBeat December, 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!

Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

14806 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 1074 of them this year alone and, so far, 73 this month (Nov.24).

From This Moment On ...

November

Mon 28: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 28: Jeremy McMurray & Friends @ Billingham Catholic Club. 7:30pm. £5.00. at the door. A SVP fundraiser for Xmas food hampers.

Tue 29: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Alan Law, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Wed 30: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 30: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 6:00pm.
Wed 30: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 30: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 30: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

December
Thu 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 01: New York Jazz Night feat. Zoë Gilby @ The Keys, Yarm. 7:00pm. £30.00. (inc. meal). Tickets from Skiddle. Gilby w. Noel Dennis, Mark Williams & Andy Champion.
Thu 01: Bold Big Band @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Cluny 2.
Thu 01: Paul Skerritt Duo @ Tomahawk Steakhouse, High St., Yarm. 8:00pm. Paul Skerritt & James Harrison residency.
Thu 01: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 02: Swing Manouche @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00.
Fri 02: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 02: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 02: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 02: Durham University Big Band + Durham University Jazz Orchestra @ Kingsgate Bar, Durham Students' Union, Dunelm House, Durham. 7:00pm. £3.00. & £2.50. Fundraiser for Coppafeel.
Fri 02: Niffi Osiyemi Trio @ The Vault, Hexham. 7:30pm.
Fri 02: Alligator Gumbo @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm. Xmas party.
Fri 02: Struggle Buggy's Almost Xmas Party @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Blind Pig Blues Club.

Sat 03: Jake Leg Jug Band @ St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. £10.00.
Sat 03: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: Liane Carroll. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 03: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 6:00pm.
Sat 03: Remi Harris & Tom Moore @ Amble Parish Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sat 03: Rendezvous Jazz @ Red Lion, Earsdon. 8:00pm. Xmas party.
Sat 03: Ray Johnson, Richard Herdman & Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Sun 04: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 04: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 04: Remi Harris & Tom Moore @ Bowes & Gilmonby Parish Hall, Co. Durham. 7:30pm.
Sun 04: Liane Carroll @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00. adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 04: Let Spin + Ceitidh Mac @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Greg Abate and Daryl Sherman at Wilmslow Conservative Club - Nov. 9

Greg Abate (alto sax, flute); Daryl Sherman (vocals, keys); Andy Peate (trumpet, flugel); Dave Luckhurst (bass, keys)

Last night I attended an interesting event in Wilmslow at a venue that has, for some time, featured weekly jazz sessions under the title Wilmslow Tuesday Jazz And Swing.  Graham Brook is the experienced promoter who makes these things happen and, for over ten years, he has presented many outstanding UK and International jazz artists plus providing a platform for up and coming talent. At one time these gigs took place on Monday nights but now they occur on Tuesday nights with a new starting time of 8pm from, as of next week (Nov. 16). Admission charge is £10 (cash only).


Greg and Daryl a.k.a. The Woonsocket two as Graham likes to call them, are former high school classmates back in the States and it was great to see them enjoying a reunion gig here in the UK and their selection of tunes included a few Ellington /Strayhorn items, some well known standards plus the occasional show tune such as Night and Day which Darryl used to play many times at New York's famous Algonquin Hotel as well as the Waldorf Astoria.


The opening number Autumn Leaves featured Birmingham brassman Andy Peate in duo with Dave Luckhurst playing his Roland keyboard followed by Satin Doll. By the way, this was a drummerless gig but the groove was there! I liked the bop quotes that Andy cleverly inserted into his solos on these tunes.


Then it was time for Daryl and Greg to be featured and with Daryl on keyboard and vocals Dave reverting to bass duties and Greg playing soulful alto sax and flute, the sound filled the room. This is another place with good acoustics. They were occasionally joined by Andy on flugelhorn and everyone excelled on Girl From Ipanema, always a good blowing vehicle. 


Talking to Greg and Daryl after the gig they both seemed very pleased with the way things went and I have a feeling they may do another re-union gig. Next year maybe? Mike Farmer.


More info re jazz at Wilmslow can be found on www.grahambrookjazz.co.uk

 

Autumn Leaves Satin Doll; You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To; Night and Day; I'm Just a Lucky So and So; Secret Love; Give me a Kiss to Build A Dream On; Days of Wine and Roses; Girl from Ipanema; Jumping With Symphony Sid; In a Mellow Tone; Skylark’ I Was Doing Alright; S’Wonderful’

1 comment :

Lance said...

Greg and Daryl on the one gig! I'd have done the Pennine Walk, backwards, barefoot over burning coals to be there!* My favourite singer and my favourite sax player - how come the north east missed out on this one? Any pics Mike?

*Or at least I'd have got the train!

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