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Bebop Spoken There

Jeremy Pelt: "In my experience, the hottest player on the scene is almost always the most annoying motherfucker on the scene because they know that they're hot." - (DownBeat June 2019).


2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Monday May 20



Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.



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Saturday, November 07, 2009

Saxophone Sayings.

"Its principle merit is the beautiful variety of its accent; deep and calm, passionate, dreamy, melancholic, like an echo of an echo ... that curious sonority perched on the limit of silence." Hector Berlioz speaking shortly after its invention in 1846.
"Moaning like a sinner on revival day." W.C. Handy.
"The embodiment of the spirit of beer." Arnold Bennett.
The above sayings are from Mike Zwerin's book "Close Enough For Jazz". Quartet Books 1983.


Miles said...

The Saxophone was invented for people who couldn't play the trumpet or needed to fix the pipework under the sink.

Lance said...

The trumpet is for people who can't 'reed'.

Roly said...

"Never trust someone with a fast vibrato"

Lance said...

Why doesn't someone invent a saxophone capo?

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