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Bebop Spoken There

Branford Marsalis: "As ignorance often forces us to do, you make a generalisation about a musician based on one specific record or one moment in time." - (Jazzwise June 2023).

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!"


15491 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 512 of them this year alone and, so far, 133 this month (May 31).

From This Moment On ...

Tue 06: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Hallgarth St., Durham DH1 3AT. 7:00pm. Paul Skerritt's (solo) weekly residency.
Tue 06: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood (piano); Paul Grainger (double bass); Sid White (drums).

Wed 07: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 07: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 07: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 07: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 08: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free. CANCELLED! BACK ON JUNE 15.
Thu 08: Easington Colliery Brass Band @ The Lubetkin Theatre, Peterlee. 7:00pm. £10.00.
Thu 08: Faye MacCalman + Blue Dust Archive @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 08: Dilutey Juice + Ceramic @ The Ampitheatre, Sea Road, South Shields. 7:00pm. Free. A South Tyneside Festival event.
Thu 08: Lara Jones w. Vigilance State @ Lubber Fiend, Blandford Square, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 08: Michael Littlefield @ the Harbour View, Roker, Sunderland. 8:00pm. Free. Country blues.
Thu 08: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 09: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 09: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 09: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 09: Castillo Nuevo @ Revolución de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30-8:30pm.
Fri 09: Emma Rawicz @ Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Sat 10: Miners' Picnic @ Woodhorn, Ashington. Music inc. Northern Monkey Brass Band (3:00-3:50pm); New York Brass Band (4:00-4:55pm).
Sat 10: Front Porch Three @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:00pm. Free. Americana, blues, jazz etc.
Sat 10: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A 'Jar on the Bar' gig.

Sun 11: WORKSHOP: Tim Richards' Jazz Piano Workshop @ JG Windows, Newcastle. Time TBC. Further details tel. 0191 232 1356.
Sun 11: Jeremy McMurray's Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Ropner Park, Stockton TS18 4EF. 2:00-4:00pm. Free.
Sun 11: Am Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:30pm. Free.
Sun 11: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 11: Groovetrain @ Innisfree Sports & Social Club, Longbenton NE12 8TY. Doors 6:30pm. £15.00 (£7.00. under 16).
Sun 11: Jeffrey Hewer Collective @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 12: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

R.I.P. Jack Goodwin.

(Taken Feb. this year)
Sad to learn of the passing of Jack Goodwin who left us in the early hours of this morning after a long illness that became progressively worse.

Jack's daughter Karen tells me he was listening to the music he loved until the very end.

Jack's music tastes covered a wide spectrum going back to 1954 when, as a New Orleans style trombonist, he became a founder member of the original Vieux Carré Jazzmen. 

He moved on to more modern areas and a photo he took of the Don Rendell/ Ian Carr Quartet later formed the cover art for their album Live at the Union 1966. 

His greatest achievement in jazz circles was, without doubt, the definitive discography he produced of tenor saxophonist WARNE MARSH. The amount of time spent researching his subject was most surely a labour of love for the work of his favourite tenor saxophonist.

(See comment)
When Marsh and Lee Konitz played at the Corner House in Whitley Bay I was privileged to be in Jack's company and to be (briefly) introduced to Warne Marsh. "This is Lance, he works in our local music shop so if you need any reeds ..." He didn't need any reeds!

The last time I actually spoke to Jack was in 2016 when Russell and I collected some 'surplus to requirement' cassettes and some '78s' - Jelly Roll Morton's Library of Congress recordings - from him.

Like all true jazz enthusiasts he covered both ends of the spectrum.

Jack Goodwin was 91.

Sadly missed, May he Rest In Peace. Lance

1 comment :

Brian Bennett said...

I’m sorry to hear the sad news about Jack Goodwin. He was the original VCJ trombonist along with the other founder members, Pete Gascoigne trumpet, John Saxelby clarinet, Pete Deuchar banjo, John Lowes string bass and Peter Drysdale drums. I was in touch with Jack for quite some time and he always expressed an interest in where and when the Vieux Carré Jazzmen were performing. I’d hoped to get Jack along to one of our sessions for a sit-in, but sadly, and mainly due to various health related issues, he never made it. However, he did send me a rare pic of himself playing trombone around 1952/53. He commented, "I seem to remember that there is only one existing photograph of Buddy Bolden. I appear to share that same rarity.”

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