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Bebop Spoken There

Maurice J. Summerfield: "Over dinner one night Barney [Kessel] told me about his seminar The Effective Guitarist, and in 1972 my company presented the first of twelve annual UK seminars in Newcastle upon Tyne." - (Just Jazz Guitar, September 1997)

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

15087 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 106 of them this year alone and, so far, 4 this month (Feb. 1).

From This Moment On ...

February

Sat 04: Alligator Gumbo @ St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm.
Sat 04: Play Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: John Pope - Up Your Rhythm Game. £25.00. Enrol at: www.jazz.coop.
Sat 04: King Bees @ Grainger Market, Newcastle. 6:30pm (doors). Live music, comedy, DJs, food stalls. £10.00. advance, £15.00. on the door. Blues band King Bees on stage 9:45-11:15pm. A Great Market Caper event.
Sat 04: Jives Aces @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.
Sat 04: Renegade Brass Band @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 7:30pm (doors).
Sat 04: Rendezvous Jazz @ Red Lion, Earsdon. 8:00pm. £3.00.

Sun 05 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 05: Rivkala @ Cumberland Arms, Newcastle. 6:00pm.
Sun 05: Jive Aces @ Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.
Sun 05: Dale Storr @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 05: Jam No.13 @ Fabio's, Saddler St., Durham. Free. Durham University Jazz Society jam session. All welcome (students & non-students alike).

Mon 06: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 07: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 7:30pm. House trio: Alan Law (piano); Paul Grainger (double bass); Rob Walker (drums). Jam session reverts to a first & third Tuesday in the month schedule.

Wed 08: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 08: Jam session @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Free. TBC.
Wed 08: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 08: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 08: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 09: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 4:00pm (this week only). Free.
Thu 09: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm. £5.00.
Thu 09: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 10: Alan Barnes w Dean Stockdale Trio @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 10: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 10: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 10: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 10: Alan Barnes w Dean Stockdale Trio @ Traveller's Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £12.00.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Sunday Night @ the Globe: Jamil Sheriff's Five Gold Rings - Nov. 27

(© Sheila Herrick)
Jamil Sheriff (piano); Richard Iles (flugel); Jim Corry (alto sax); Sam Quintana (bass); Caroline Boaden (drums).

Two gigs in two days that were not entirely dissimilar. Saturday night at Sage Gateshead was excellent and last night at  the Globe ran it close.

Five fine instrumentalists playing Sheriff's original compositions. Jazz musicians, by the demands of their art are on the spot composers and whilst some take those improvised moments and, over time, hone them until they become formulaic others take their inspiration from outside sources. With Toussaint at Sage Gateshead it was his siblings and with Sheriff his opening number, Going to Church, was inspired by a painting of the same  name by the American artist William H. Johnson (1901-1970). 

(© Ken Drew)

Red Kite had some Birdlike alto from Corry whilst Speed Aware was an out and out swinger featuring Boaden on drums. The set closed with Spiral Into Control.

The two horns combined well and it was good that Iles played flugel rather than trumpet making for a nice mellow sound that blended well with the alto.

I didn't catch the first two titles of the second set (one of which wasn't announced) but the third, a contrafact of Like Someone in Love renamed Love Someone had a boppy 1950ish Blue Note feel with the two horns trading fours.

I don't suppose Hartlepool has been the source of many jazz compositions so tonight may have been a first with Canoe John Darwin. Inspired by the Hartlepool man who faked his own drowning in a supposed canoeing accident it was, unsurprisingly, a dark composition that switched from 3/4 to 4/4 and back again.

(© Ken Drew)

The show closed with Bell's (Belle's?) Blues that had the horns going toe to toe, an amazing solo from Jamil, punchy drumming from Caroline and impressive bass playing from Sam - who had been solid throughout - brought a most enjoyable evening to a close. Lance


PS: I'm not sure of the significance of the band's name.

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