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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).

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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".

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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.

Today

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.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

THIS IS JAZZ - BY Annie O' Donnell (dedicated to Ron Mathewson who is the jazz master of glissando on the double bass)

falling over the chord into white notes dischords scream but if I wait in the suspended the other chords will come and carry me to resolution, resolved cadence improvise with the lies they've worn hackneyed words that have never played the voice that sings from the pit jazz was born in, from where the Spirit flew into wounds with a glissando from the hand of God to chase, to touch, to catch the note that beats in the heart so it runs like wild horses dancing with waves in the sea. That is Jazz. copyright Annie O' Donnell 2009

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