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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.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Dave Barden 'Off the Record' @ The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle.

Painter Dave Barden's latest exhibition - Off the Record - in the Cube Gallery at the Biscuit Factory focuses on his current investigations of the cover/label art of 78 and 45 rpm records.
Barden has had a long association with jazz and blues music. He was artist in residence at a recent Gateshead International Jazz Festival at the Sage and has exhibited widely on his chosen subject.
This current show features pop culture in equal measure to that of jazz and blues. Barden will frequently paint directly onto cardboard and collage pieces. Impressionistic, immediate responses suggest, perhaps, Sinatra at a studio mic, Bruce Adams and Alan Barnes sharing the stand and...well, go see, imagine for yourself.
Prices range from £450.00. - £1600.00.. One painting Jazz on a Summer's Day has already sold (£750.00.), so if you want one, you'd better be quick!

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