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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, November 03, 2021

Steve Oakes Band featuring Ray Butcher @ the Railway Stockport - Nov. 2

Steve Oakes (guitar); Ray Butcher (trumpet/flugel) ; Ed Kainyek (alto/tenor sax); Elliot Roffe (bass); Tim Franks (drums).

Before the start of this concert, Steve and I were discussing the sad news of the untimely death of guitar legend Pat Martino who I never got to see live, although I had the opportunity on two occasions to do so.

Steve chose to begin the first set with a tribute to the late genius by playing Alone Together featuring heartfelt solos from the whole band.

Tonight’s guest from Birmingham, Ray Butcher, made an impact right from the start on trumpet and then later on flugelhorn to great effect. Reminded me of a night when I drove down the M1 motorway to Ronnie Scott’s to see Woody Shaw with his quintet - I miss those days!

Ed Kainyek was sounding better than ever on both alto and tenor and it was hard to decide which I liked best.

Holding things together with some great bass work was a newcomer to the Railway, Leeds-based Elliot Roffe, standing in for Steve’s regular bassist  Gavin Barras. Tim Franks, who was here only two days ago with his own band, was taking care of the business and I liked what he did on that difficult Chick Corea number Spain.

At the end of the gig I was chatting to Ed Kainyek and he mentioned that he had been blowing at The Old Boars Head  in Middleton, North Manchester - a venue that used to hold jazz sessions on the first Monday of the month but had to stop activities due to the organiser - guitarist Dave Chamarette - having health problems.

Anyway, Ed tells me that things are up and running again and, having been there a few times myself, I can recommend the place - sitters in are welcome.  The address is 116 Long Street, Middleton, Manchester M24 6UE. - 0161-643-3520.

Next jazz at the Railway is the great Munch Manship Group Sunday Oct 7. 9:00pm – 11:00pm. Mike Farmer

Alone Together; My Favorite Things; Wild Life; How Insensitive; Au Privave’ Sunny; Have You Met Miss Jones?; Hello Little Sunflower; Autumn Leaves; Spain

2 comments :

Ray B said...

I’m in Stoke these days bud!

Mike Farmer said...

Sorry Ray for saying you were based in Birmingham. Stoke used to have a great jazz scene and hope things are still happening there.

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