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Bebop Spoken There

Brian Harvey: "The exciting day arrived and we [as under age school boys] snuck into the [pub's] rehearsal room, sat awkwardly to attention on hard chairs in a row facing the band and heard our first - very loud - live jazz. What an occasion that was - we even drank beer because we understood that's what jazz people did and that's what the band were drinking." - (Just Jazz June 2020)

Dave Rempis:Ten years from now, I can see musicians streaming concerts in real time and charging a minimal amount for people to watch.” - (DownBeat September 2013)


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".


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, June 02, 2009

Humble Beginnings

Derek Humble was born in Wheatley Hill, County Durham. He went on to play lead alto for Ronnie Scott and, later, the Clarke-Boland Big Band. His fellow saxes included Scott, Johnny Griffin, Sahib Shibad and Tony Coe. Basie tenorman, Billy Mitchell, rated him alongside Phil Woods and Marshall Royal as one of the world's greatest lead altos.
This cutting from a 1947 Melody Maker lists him as a 16 year old winning the best alto award in the paper's annual band contest.
PS: The bass playing award went to John Humble. Was this Derek's brother or his father?

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