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Bebop Spoken There

Elizabeth Bougerol, co-founder Hot Sardines: “We’ve never had a band member who objected to looking sharp.” – (Jazz Journal October 2015).

Don Ellis: “The new group is a nine piece octet - I always like to give the people more than they pay for” – (Crescendo June 1975).


Wednesday October 14

Vieux Carre Jazzmen
- Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Jazz Esquires - Magnesia Bank, Camden St., North Shields NE30 1NH. 1pm. Free.
Alice Grace Quartet - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 0191 2399924. 7.00pm.
Take it to the Bridge Jazz Workshop - The Chillingham, Chillingham Rd., Heaton. 8:30pm. £1.
Dave Rae’s Levee Ramblers - Springwell Village Hall, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 0191 4162630. 9pm. £2.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Jazz UK No. 109

The February/March edition of Jazz UK has Bebop Spoken Here featured in The Guest Spot. Yes we are right there on page 20/21 - follow this link then go to downloads to discover more.
Page 21 also includes our obituary on Keith Crombie. Sadly, Ray Chester missed the deadline (I hope you'll forgive my unfortunate choice of words although I think Ray is probably having a chuckle if Jazz Uk's circulation reaches that far!).


  1. I'm so proud of Bebop Spoken Here being given the first "Guest Spot" under the new regime at Jazz UK that I'm walking on air - whoops! where's my parachute?

  2. Congratulations Lance.
    Recognition well deserved.

  3. Well Done Lance you deserve it--a lot of hard work, research and a thirst for jazz wherever it takes place!!

  4. yes congrats from me too Lance, yours is a labour of love


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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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