Total Pageviews

Bebop Spoken There

Sean Jones: "There were like three people in church who couldn't sing or play an instrument. We thought there was something wrong with them." (DownBeat July 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:"Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

14362 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 581 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (June 26).

From This Moment On ...

June

Tue 28: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Dean Stockdale, Paul Grainger, Sid White.

Wed 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 29: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 29: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm. CANCELLED!
Wed 29: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 30: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 30: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 30: Lights Out By Nine @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:30pm. Free.
Thu 30: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 30: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

July

Fri 01: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 01: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 01: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 01: Swing Manouche @ The Vault, Hexham. 7:30pm (doors). £20.00.
Fri 01: 1920s Speakeasy w live jazz @ The Exchange, North Shields. 8:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Fri 01: Struggle Buggy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. Blind Pig Blues Club. 8:00pm.

Sat 02: Hot Fingers @ St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. £10.00.
Sat 02: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor Steve Glendinning: Latin jazz. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 02: Talk: Storytelling & jazz as an expression of urban life @ The Exchange, North Shields. 1:45pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sat 02: The Commandments + On Parole @ The Exchange, North Shields. 2:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Rhythm & blues.
Sat 02: Geordie Jazz Man @ The Exchange, North Shields. 5:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Screening of Abi Lewis’ documentary film about Keith Crombie & the Jazz Café.
Sat 02: The Delta Prophets Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 6:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Rhythm & blues.
Sat 02: Swing Manouche @ Claypath Deli, Durham. 7:00pm.
Sat 02: Swung Eight & King Bees @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event. Swing dance + ace Chicago blues band.
Sat 02: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Greenside Community Centre, Ryton. 7:30pm.
Sat 02: Patrick Cromb @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

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. 2:00pm. 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: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 06: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Monday, January 03, 2022

All the cats join in - Part Two

It's no secret that myself and some others in the jazz fraternity are cat people. The heading of this post relates to a Disney cartoon - Make Mine Music -featuring the music of Benny Goodman. It was also the title of one of Buck Clayton's legendary jam session albums (see previous post).


The above pic shows the late Ebony playing some licks on clarinet, my present cat Daphne reading JazzTimes and Ginger, her predecessor, reading DownBeat.

Tony Roberts tells me his cat's previous owners named Sid after a nasty punk rocker. Tony loves both Count Basie and Stan Kenton but Sid is more selective. If Tony puts on a Basie record Sid likes to sit on one of the speakers but if it's a Kenton record Sid can't get through the cat flap fast enough!

Some cats know which gives a lead in to Peggy Lee and Zoë Gilby who both gave Some Cats Know a workout and Pegs also hit for a lifetime supply of Whiskers with He's a Tramp.

I recall Zoë's mum Hilary mentioning that she'd once told Dizzy Gillespie that she'd named her cat after him. Dizzy was flattered and I bet the pussy cat was too!

I found this one on Pete Tanton's F/b page - hope he doesn't mind - of his lovely cat Harris.

Wingy Manone recorded Stop the War Them Cats Are Killing Themselves


Here's Jen Errington's cat Duke. Duke Errington, get it?

Cats may be cool, purring creatures but I think my cat Daphne would give any pit bull one helluva fight - I've got the scars to prove it! Lance

4 comments :

Russell said...

Did Cat Anderson have a dog?

Lance said...

When Cat hit those double top Cs dogs ran for cover and the crystal was locked away!

Ann Alex said...

Lovely cat photos. My cat Plato 1978-1993 only ever heard folk music as I wasn't then into jazz. Good to see Jen's cat which is beautiful, as I've heard a lot about Duke.
Lance you could run a competition about what the cats are thinking eg Pete Tanton's cat is thinking 'I don't like that chord that he's playing!'

Jen said...

Hi Ann
Good to hear from you. Yes I still can't believe how handsome Duke is!" I've just sent a picture to Lance with the keyboard Duke has just finishing playing - he's exhausted lounging on the back of the chair. One of his favourite songs is "I've got my love to keep me Warm" I paid tribute to that at our IJV gig in December - I've got my Duke to Keep me, I've got my Duke to keep me, I've got my Duke...to...keep...me....Warm.

Hopefully more of Lance's stories on Cats still to come.
HAPPY NEW YEAR

Blog Archive