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Bebop Spoken There

Sonny Rollins: "It's too frustrating to listen to music when I can't participate fully as I once did in my life ." - (Jazzwise Dec 2020/Jan 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".

Monday November 23

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RON AINSBOROUGH & JORDAN ALFONSO.

Postage

12,116 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 1256 of them this year alone and, so far, 98 this month (Nov. 22).

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Life Goes To a Punch-up

The 1971 prize fight for the World Heavyweight Championship between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali must have been quite a swinging affair. It was billed as “The Fight of the Century” and, to get as close as possible to the bloody action in Madison Square Gardens, Frank Sinatra worked as a photographer for Life Magazine. Nancy Wilson was there, Streisand; just about everyone who’d Lullabyed in Rhythm was there. A billion others watched around the world. In the pre-fight hype, Frazier announced that he had booked Count Basie's band for the post fight party. Ali countered by saying that he had booked Duke Ellington for his victory party. Basie got the gig after 15 bruising rounds although Duke won the two return bouts.

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