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Bebop Spoken There

Greg Abate: "So many sounds are ugly now. There are no harmonics, no chords. What do people hear these days? Why do things have to change from that good music?" (JazzTimes June/July 2022)

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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:"Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

14378 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 597 of them this year alone and, so far, 2 this month (July 2).

From This Moment On ...

July

Sun 03 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 03: Smokin’ Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm.
Sun 03: Ruth Lambert & Martin Craggs @ The Exchange, North Shields. 1:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Wild Women of Wylam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 4:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 5:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jazz Jam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 6:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 04: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 06: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 06: Michael Bublé @ Durham County Cricket Club, Chester le Street. Doors: 5:00pm.
Wed 06: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 06: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 06: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 07: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 07: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 07: Lara Jones + Echo Juliet @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 07: Thursday Night Prayer Meeting @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free admission (donations).
Thu 07: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 07: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 08: Alex Clarke Quartet @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00.
Fri 08: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 08: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 08: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.

Sat 09: Jazz Stage @ Mouth of the Tyne Festival: Zoë Gilby Duo (12 noon); Vieux Carré Jazzmen (1:35pm); Harmony Brass (3:10pm); Ruth Lambert Quartet (4:40pm). Outdoor stage adjacent to Tynemouth Priory.

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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