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Bebop Spoken There

Lew Shaw (Syncopated Times' columnist): "My interest [at 95] is in classic jazz. The numbers aren't what they were 40 years ago, but I'm encouraged by the number of young musicians playing that style and the young audiences they attract." - (The Syncopated Times January 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.

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Postage

12,365 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 84 of them this year alone and, so far, 84 this month (Jan. 17).

Monday January 18

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sax All Night. Courtney Pine at Breakfast Time

I was pleasantly surprised to see Courtney Pine being interviewed on BBC morning television. No longer L'Enfant terrible in the eyes of the purists, Courtney is now one of jazz's more eloquent spokespersons and not just with words but musically too. A snatch of "Easy Living" - unaccompanied soprano - did nothing to harm the cause. A couple of anecdotal stories about Sydney Bechet and the revelation that he, Courtney, takes one of his many saxes to bed with him made for a refreshing cameo amidst the tales of doom and gloom that fill the media.
Lance

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Also did you see Natalie Cole on BBC breakfast the following day? She's been quite ill but has just released an excellent new CD.

Anonymous said...

She was on the Paul O'Grady show last eve.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps her new album should be called "DO Get Around Much Anymore".

Anonymous said...

Hi Lance

An ''In Tune'' Courtney Pine(at tea time) was to be heard last Friday on In Tune (BBC Radio 3)at 5.00.p.m..Courtney talked and played for about the first half hour of the programme.The Beeb's listen again facility is available for another three or four days - hear Pine's take on Sidney Bechet.

Russell

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