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Farewell Blues

A quiet month so far...

Bebop Spoken There

Joe Daley: "We [Daley & Sam Rivers] did an entire tour, and nothing was discussed other than what time was dinner" - (JazzTimes Sept. 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

14644 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 922 of them this year alone and, so far, 21 this month (Oct.6).

From This Moment On ...

October

Fri 07: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 07: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 07: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 07: Hannabiell & the Midnight Blue Collective + Knats @ Dance City, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £15.00. (£12.50. student).
Fri 07: Dean Stockdale Quartet @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm. 'Celebrating Oscar'.
Fri 07: Mick Cantwell Quartet @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Blind Pig Blues Club.
Fri 07: Anth Purdy @ Waterford Arms, Seaton Sluice. 8:00pm.
Fri 07: Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra @ Forum Music Centre, Darlington. 8:30pm.

Sat 8 Oct, Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Buck Inn, Thornton Watlass, Ripon HG4 4AH. 12.20pm. NOTE SATURDAY GIG AS OPPOSED TO REGULAR SUNDAY GIG. COACH FROM WHITLEY BAY NOW SOLD OUT!
Sat 08: Paul Skerritt w Danny Miller Big Band @ Westovian Theatre, South Shields. 7:30pm.
Sat 08: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sat 08: Rendezvous Jazz @ Red Lion, Earsdon. 8:00pm. Maureen Hall's monthly residency one week later than usual.

Sun 09: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 09: Tees Valley Jazzmen @ Hammer & Pincers, Preston le Skerne. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Sun 09: Chip Wickham @ The Cluny, Newcastle.
Sun 09: Blue Jazz Quartet w Rivkala @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 10: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 10: Central Bar Quintet plays Blue Train @ Central Bar, Gateshead. 7:30pm. Concert performance + jam session. £5.00 (free admission to sitters-in).

Tue 11: Dean Stockdale Trio @ Forum Music Centre, Darlington. 7:30pm.

Wed 12: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 12: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 12: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 12: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 13: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 13: Hypothetical: Works Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement @ King's Hall, Newcastle University. 1:15pm. Free.
Thu 13: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 13: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm. £5.00.
Thu 13: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. The Mark Toomey Quartet with Mark Toomey (alto sax) Jeremy McMurray (piano) Peter Ayton (bass) Paul Smith (drums).

Monday, December 06, 2021

Preview: Art Blakey's Moanin' at Central Bar - Dec. 13

It was back in October when Stuart McLean-Fowler launched a new night - gig plus jam session - at Gateshead's Central Bar. BSH was in attendance to hear Stuart's quintet play, in it's entirety, Blue Mitchell's The Thing to Do. And what a night it was! Trumpeter Stuart, tenor saxophonist Jamie Toms, pianist Alan Law, bassist Mick Shoulder and drummer John Bradford tore it up! There was a good turn out, too. Not at all bad for a first night. The jam session which followed was something else - Harry Keeble blowing great tenor, Michael Lamb's explosive bop trumpet playing, and, a real treat, the BBC Big Band's Martin Williams just happened to be in town and just happened to have his tenor with him. What a night it was!

Last month, BSH's Editor-in-Chief went along to Half Moon Lane (the Gateshead side of the High Level Bridge) to check it out for himself. The same quintet, this time tackling Freddie Hubbard's Open Sesame album. The same result, some terrific Blue Note jazz!December's album is Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers' 1958 Blue Note recording Moanin'  (originally titled Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers). Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, the line-up couldn't be bettered - Lee Morgan, Benny Golson (he's still with us, still playing at the age of 92), Bobby Timmons, Jymie Merritt and the man, Art Blakey. So, Monday 13, 7:30 prompt start, a fiver admission, get your ticket (and a beer) from the bar downstairs. Wow! It's going to be some session!

November's session was terrific, however, other than the brilliant Harry Keeble, there was a distinct lack of jam session sitters-in. Perhaps the five quid admission charge put them off. Who knows? Hopefully some will bring along their horn, part with a fiver and the night will be, as they say, 'something else'!  Russell

1 comment :

Lance said...

Yes, fantastic to hear these Blue Note sessions reproduced so authentically and well worth a fiver. However, here's the rub. Asking jammers to pay a fiver to play for nothing is asking a lot as there are established sessions where they can blow for free. I appreciate this could be difficult to arrange. Someone carrying a sax case - no prob - a singer, a pianist? Perhaps jammers, and for the success for this excellent operation, should be asked to register in advance and maybe be at least offered a drink on the house.Thoughts ...

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