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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).


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".


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.


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.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Mike Gilby

Trumpet player par excellence Mike Gilby, father of Zoe, was 75 today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM ALL AT BEBOP SPOKEN HERE

1 comment :

Hil said...

A big thank you from Mike for mentioning his birthday Lance. He is not on line but I did tell him of your good wishes.

Family party for him tomorrow at the sheltered accommodation where he now lives due to his need for wheelchair use. Zoe and Andy are going to do a few of their duo songs for him (not enough room for a big

Once again thank you,

Hil x

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