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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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Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"


15056 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 75 of them this year alone and, so far, 75 this month (Jan. 25).

From This Moment On ...


Sat 28: Tyneside Improvisers Workshop @ Ye Olde Cross, Ryton. 2:00-4:00pm. All welcome.
Sat 28: Secular Sounds in a Sacred Place @ Holy Cross Church, Ryton. 4:30-7:00pm. £10.00. Continuous performance featuring: Christian Alderson, Faye MacCalman, Sally Pilkington, John Pope. Event preceded by a Tyneside Improvisers Workshop (2:00pm, see above).
Sat 28: Entartete Musik @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. A Brundibár Arts Festival event.

Sun 29: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sat 28: Revolutionaires @ Brandling Villa, South Gosforth, Newcastle. 9:00pm. Rhythm & blues band.

Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Revolutionaires @ Greens, Low Row, Sunderland. 6:00pm. Rhythm & blues band with a horn section (inc. Pete Tanton).
Sun 29: Hypnotic Brass Band @ Cluny, Newcastle. 7:00pm (doors). £20.00.
Sun 29: Jam No.12 @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. 8:00pm. Free. Durham University Jazz Society jam session. All welcome (students & non-students).
Sun 29: Origin @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 30: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: ???


Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 01: Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK: Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular @ Darlington Hippodrome. 7:30pm.

Thu 02: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 02: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 2:30-4:30pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 02: Paul Skerritt Duo @ Tomahawk Steakhouse, High St., Yarm. 8:00pm.
Thu 02: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Calvert and the Old Fools @ Dorman's Middlesbrough July 14

Sam Calvert (drums); Richie Emmerson (tenor sax); Dean Stockdale (piano); Andrew Meadowcroft (vocals/trumpet); Tony Wood (double bass).

Most of the audience knew not to take the band's title too literally.  A night of first class entertaining jazz was delivered by a band who clearly enjoy playing together.

Andrew's fine singing was featured on all but one number in the first set which began with Have You Met Miss Jones? Excellent solos from Richie and Dean backed by Sam's drums and Tony's bass set the style for the night. 

A Foggy Day and Moonlight in Vermont followed with nice trumpet solos from Andrew.

A lovely ballad, sensitively played and sung, I Can't Remember Love, taken from The Queen's Gambit (Netflex), then lively versions of Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered and Love Me or Leave Me, before Richie stepped down leaving the quartet to play Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out. Nicely sung with a moving bluesy piano solo. Richie returned for Gerry Mulligan's Walkin’ Shoes and the set closed with Billy Joel's New York State of Mind.

A swinging  Almost Like Being in Love, Ray Charles’ Hallelujah I Just Love Her So and the classic Cole Porter song Night And Day, led to a favourite of mine, Donald Fagan’s Walk Between The Raindrops.

An original composition of Andrew's, Merry Go Round, was nicely played as was No Moon at All.

The evening came to a close with an excellent version On the Street Where You Live.

Many compliments came from the audience on the choice arrangements and the fine playing of the musicians making this an excellent guest band night.

Thanks as usual go to Dorman’s Club for their support in running the jazz night. Ron H

1 comment :

Lance said...

Who dreamt that name up?

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