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Bebop Spoken There

Ethan Iverson: "I asked Bertha [Hope] if she ever used the word "contrafact" to describe the process of writing new tunes over old changes, and she replied, "Of course not. The only people who used that word went to a university to learn about jazz."" - (Jazz Times March 2020).

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Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

COFID- 19

In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

Today

As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Words and Music

Roly introduced me to "Dear Bix" played and sung by Richie Kamuka - it's a Dave Frishberg original dedicated to you know who and worthy of standing alongside that other great tribute song - "I Remember Clifford".
Roly also remarked ... " Another great song is When the World was Young - I reckon thats one of the greatest of all Songbook repertoire. I know jazz players like nice harmonies to solo over and lovely melodies etc but I am even more drawn to what I think are great lyrics above all else. It's the words that give the deep meaning - anyone else agree?"
I think I know someone who might go along with that ...

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