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Bebop Spoken There

Sting: "I wrote that song [Roxanne], it was originally a bossa nova". - (Stewart Copeland's Adventures in Music BBC 4, 17 January 2020)


The Things They Say!

Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Today Tuesday January 21



Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Cancelled - room being decorated back on Jan. 28.



Air4ce - Cluny 2, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel: 0191 230 4474. Doors 7:30pm. £8.00. Ginger Baker tribute featuring regional jazz & blues musicians.

Acoustic Infusion with the Mighty Horns - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.


To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Blues In The Night

BBC Radio 5 Live broadcasts throughout the night, seven nights a week. The programme ''Up All Night'' on Sat. night/Sun. morning was something of a New York jazz special. From 1:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. there was conversation (not exclusively) about jazz followed by a half hour interview with Terence Blanchard (3:30 - 4:00 a.m.). The contributors included Paul Blair, editor of ''Hot House'' a New York jazz publication ( Paul Blair also runs jazz tours of the Big Apple ( ). The programme can be heard again via the BBC's listen again facility BBC iPlayer.

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