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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.
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14250 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 469 of them this year alone and, so far, 69 this month (May 19).

From This Moment On ...


Sun 22 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 22: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 22: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 22: Abstract Orchestra plays J Dilla @ Wylam Brewery, Newcastle. 7:30pm. CANCELLED!
Sun 22: Panharmonia @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 23: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 25: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 25: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 25: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 26: Deep Pope + Garner & Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00.
Thu 26: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 26: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 26: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 27: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Fergus McCreadie Trio @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.

Sat 28: Jack Logan & the Swing Section @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Saturday, January 01, 2022

A New Year's Eve Service - Dec 31 (surprisingly!)

Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals) 

A New Year's Eve late gig cancellation rendered Adrian Cox idle. Idle until our host pitched the idea of an early evening live stream. If one musician in Britain has cornered the online market, it's Mr A Cox, make that Preacher Cox. Our man's congregation responded in large number, in excess of seventy five logged on for an hour's worth of clarinet and vocals. Nursing the beginnings of a cold, Cox nevertheless connected with his audience, chatting casually (speed reading the stream of online comment) in between playing a few tunes. 

From Jazz Me Blues to High Society (a test piece for clarinetists, said Cox), to a first live stream performance of Blue Skies to Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone, this New Year's Eve gig proved to be yet another winner. A rip-roaring clarinet/vocal/finger-snapping Runnin' Wild (it'll be on Cox's new album with Joe Webb!), a brief appearance by Rockyand morethis year-ending service could have gone on for another hour and no one would have complained. Great stuff!      

Adrian said he hoped everyone enjoyed Christmas, saying he spent the day with his partner, his partner's mother and her dog, Bentley. Our host mentioned that his dog, Rocky had never properly met Bentley, and that remains the case because Rocky tried to kill Bentley! Woof! Woof! Russell     

Set list: Jazz Me BluesSwing That MusicI'm Confessin' That I Love YouHigh SocietyBlue SkiesRose RoomDo You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans?Runnin' WildPlease Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone.     

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