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Bebop Spoken There

Ferg Ireland: “I was very ignorant about early jazz - it's bizarrely skirted over in jazz education." - (Jazzwise, September 2021)

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! --

Postage

13,698 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1115 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (Sept. 17).

From This Moment On ...

September

Wed 22: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 22: Darlington Big Band @ Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public)
Wed 22: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 6:45pm. Celebrating TITTB's 20th anniversary & Dave Weisser's forthcoming birthday! Limited gig tickets (£1.00.). Free live stream. www.jazz.coop.

Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Jazz Pocket Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall 8:00pm. .
Thu 23: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside, Gateshead. 8:30pm. .

Fri 24: Perdido Street Jazzmen (with Frank Brooker reeds, Eugene Farrar trombone, Brian Bennett banjo & Phil Rutherford sousaphone) @ Darlington Market Square, Darlington. 11:00am.
Fri 24: Sue Ferris Quintet @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 24: FILM: Jazz on a Summer's Day + Swing Bridge Trio (in the bar) @ Forum Cinema, Hexham. 7:00pm.

Sat 25: Silent Music Seeing Sound + Spinningwork @ Newcastle Arts Centre. 6:30pm. Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music (NFOJIM).
Sat 25: Knats @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 26: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. .
Sun 26: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 26: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 4:00pm. .
Sun 26: Sax Appeal @ The Blue Bell, Hill Street, Corbridge NE45 5AA. 4:30pm. Free. .
Sun 26: David Gray Flextet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. .
Sun 26: Nubiyan Twist @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 27: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Book Reviews

Candace Allen: Soul Music.
Trevor Barre: Convergences, Divergences and Affinities.
Jessica Bell: Dear Reflection - I Never Meant to be a Rebel.
Pelle Bergland: Buddy Rich: One of a Kind.
Andrew Cartmel - Written in Dead Wax.
Andrew Cartmel - The Run-Out Groove & Victory Disc.
Ray Celestin - The Axeman's Jazz.
Pete Cook: Road Rat's Tips.
P.C. Dettmann - Ernest Zevon.
Edward Allan Faine - Bebop Babies.
Edward Allan Faine - The Best Gig in Town.
Edward Allan Faine - Serendipity Doo - Dah.
Edward Allan Faine - Serendipity Doo-Dah Book Two.
Dave Gelly - 30 Second Jazz.
Maxine Gordon: Sophisticated Giant.
Colin Harper: John McLaughlin, the Sixties and the Emerald Beyond.
Richard Havers: Verve - The Sound of America.
Dave Frishberg - My Dear Departed Past.
Joseph Jarman: Black Case Volume 1 & 11: Return From Exile.
Peter Jones: This is Hip - The Life of Mark Murphy.
David Kastin: Nica's Dream - The Life and Legend of the Jazz Baroness.
Pete King: Flying High.
Guy Littler-Jones - Tal Farlow.
Wynton Marsalis & Paul Rogers: Jazz. ABZ.
Robert Nippoldt & Hans-Jurgen Schaal: Jazz. New York in the Roaring Twenties.
Brian O'Connor - Images of Jazz.
Laurie Pepper: Art: Why I Stuck With a Junkie Jazzman.
Anthony Michael Peterson: Three Masters: Five Ways.
Mark Robertson: Off Key.
Hannah Rothschild: The Baroness.
Hannah Rothschild: The Baroness (DVD).
Fiona Veitch Smith - The Jazz Files.
Simon Spillett - The Long Shadow of the Little Giant.
John Szwed: Billie Holiday -The Musician and the Myth.
Pete Tanton: Johnny Lonely.
Dave Usher: Music is Forever (Dizzy Gillespie).

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