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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.

Friday, June 05, 2009

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra - Alnwick Playhouse (May 29.)

All seats in the theatre are occupied. Lights are low and the audience whisper amongst themselves.Then, with a quiet swish, the curtains are drawn aside and the gentle murmers subside. On stage is revealed the precision setting of musical instruments and Art Deco presentation of perhaps Europe's best loved big band. The Pasadena Roof Orchestra are in town. I am privileged to be here at Alnwick in England's North Northumberland. The next two hours are sheer bliss. What a show. Thanks Lance for the timely reminder of their appearance. Keep up the good work on all things jazz. George Watt.

1 comment :

Ian Stocks (on f/b) said...

on that nigh in Alnwick dep piano player with the PRO was local guy Colin Haikney,,,,has also done more dep work when the band play north east,,, cheers all,

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