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Bebop Spoken There

Charles Lloyd: "I'm raring to go out to play, because I know I'll find something to explain the inexplicable." (DownBeat August 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

14454 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 732 of them this year alone and, so far, 30 this month (August 11).

From This Moment On ...

August

Mon 15: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 15: Stu Collingwood Organ Trio @ Black Bull, Blaydon. 8:00pm. Blaydon Jazz Club.

Tue 16: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Durham. 7:00pm. Free (to reserve a table phone 0191 386 5556).

Wed 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 17: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 17: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 17: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 18: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 18: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 18: Castillo Nuevo @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Thu 18: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Bridge Hotel, Newcastle. Strictly Smokin’ Big Band. 7:00pm. Free (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Thu 18: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. Guests: Dave Archbold (keys); Dan Johnson (sax); Josh Bentham (sax); Bill Watson (trumpet); Ron Smith (bass)

Fri 19: Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. SOLD OUT!
Fri 19: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 19: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 19: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 19: Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie @ St Cuthbert’s Centre, Crook. 7:30pm.
Fri 19: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Harry Keeble Duo + Northern Monkey Brass Band. £15.00. (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Fri 19: Mo Scott @ The Millstone, South Gosforth, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Scott w Gary Dunn, Neil Harland & Paul Smith.

Sat 20: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Tyne Bank Brewery, Newcastle. All day event (from 1:30pm): Riviera Effect + Alter Ego + Graham Hardy Quartet + Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie + Ivo Neame Quartet. £17.00. (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Sat 20: Anth Purdy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Sun 21 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 21: Newcastle Jazz Festival @ Tyne Bank Brewery, Newcastle. All day event (from 1:30pm): Lindsay Hannon & Alan Law + Knats + David Gray’s Flextet + Ben Gilbert Trio + Emma Rawicz. £17.00. (four-day festival ticket £40.00.). www.newcastlejazzfestival.co.uk.
Sun 21: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Sunday Afternoon Jazz w Adrian Cox & Joe Webb streaming from Peggy's Skylight - Easter Sunday

Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals); Joe Webb (piano)

Early morning Adrian Cox caught a flight from Inverness, Joe Webb boarded a flight from Paris. Their plan was to meet up in Nottingham in time to play a lunchtime gig at Peggy's Skylight. Over the last couple of years Cox's hugely popular 'Sunday Service' online gigs have invariably gone without a hitch, what could possibly go wrong with this Easter Day stream? Answer: Absolutely nothing!

same Mucho for starters, sound and vision A-grade, the boys in top form from the off. Cox's amiable chat engaged the in-house audience, those online were, of course,  already on side. Night and Day, Ellington's A Lull at Dawn, all superb, the first set closing with one of Cox's inspirations - Jimmy Noone - and the swinging Four or Five Times.

Cox and Webb's recently released Both Sides Now album featured throughout, the second set kicking off with Beale Street Blues, Webb dazzling, Cox shouting: Yeah! Joe Webb! Jelly Roll, Bechet, Jaki Byard. Jaki Byard? Yep, pianist Joe Webb is a big fan, introducing Cox to the American pianist's work. Our duo duly played Dedicated to Bob Vatel of the Ten Gallons, Webb stretching out with some stunning stride on the house Kawai. The eponymous title of our duo's album, Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now, broadened their set  list, in the process perhaps broadening the horizons of the audience, both in-person and online. 
              
Time for Tatum as Joe Webb reprised his recent Tatum tour set with a blinding Runnin' Wild. Bravo!!! Bloody hell! exclaimed Cox. Indeed. Cox himself sang a wonderfully languorous Old Fashioned Love, clarinet and piano in total harmony. Bechet's Si Tu Vois Ma Mère closed the second of two immaculate sets. Adrian Cox and Joe Webb are certain to be invited to make a return visit to Peggy's Skylight. As and when they pitch up at your local jazz venue, be sure not to miss these guys. Russell
         
First set: Bésame MuchoNight and DayNew Orleans Bump(I Would Do) Anything for YouA Lull at DawnTiny's ExerciseFour or Five Times.

Second set: Beale Street BluesEgyptian FantasyDedicated to Bob Vatel of the Ten GallonsRunning WildOld Fashioned LoveMamanitaSi Tu Vois Ma Mère.  

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