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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!"


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 ...


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.).
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.).
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.).
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.).
Sun 21: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Jeremy Corbyn @ the Albion Gin and Ale House - June 25

It may be totally out of the (my) remit of BSH to post this item but, from day one when,  was it Blair, Chamberlain or Disraeli who lived rent free in Downing St?, I vowed that this site would be 100% apolitical. Music  is music, jazz is jazz and politics is politics and ne'er the twain shall meet.

Today, however, down at my local boozer - The Albion Gin and Ale House, in Jarrow - no less a person than the former leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn was holding court. 

This was part of the annual Rebel Town Festival commemorating The Seven Men of Jarrow. Trade unionists who, like the better known Tolpuddle Martyrs were deported to Australia - presumably Rwanda had yet to be colonised - for daring to form a trade union.

Corbyn spoke eloquently, his measured reasoning must surely have converted any doubters.

Nevertheless, whilst the political issues were the main agenda they were musically bookended by Felling Silver Band which had Phil Rutherford of the New Century Ragtime Orchestra substituting sousaphone for Eb bass tuba and a folksy jam that had flute, fiddle, mandolin, bodhran, guitar and others bringing back memories of 'Jarra's Irish heritage. 

Ed Bell  was present, albeit sans cornetto. All that was missing was Ann Alex.  In Ann's defence, it was also the day of the Westoe Village Fete which takes place within her realm. You can't be everywhere at once - Lance

PS: The ale swilling crowd must have been encouraging for Charli and Amy at the end of the first week of their tenancy. Best wishes!


Anonymous said...

Jeremy Corbyn must be the only non-drinking, non musical politician to have appeared at both the Albion Gin and Ale House and Glastonbury.

JC (not him, nor the other one)

Lance said...

JC = John Coltrane, Jilly Cooper, Jack (They tore my car park down) Carter, Jackie Charlton, Johnny Coles?

Patti said...

And how about Jarvis Cocker?

Ann Alex said...

Lance, thanks for offering my defence and I was indeed at the Westoe Village Fete, where I won a bottle of Gucci perfume on a Tombola, so lucky me!

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