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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, September 10, 2010

Remembering Coley Mellett

On February 9 last year Coleman Mellett perished in the Buffalo air crash exactly a year ago along with his fellow passengers including friend and sax player Gerry Niewood.
Coley was married to singer Jeannie Bryson and the particular relevance to this site is that they met and became friends with Hilary and Zoe Gilby.
Jazz historian and friend Marla Klemen told Hilary about this article which appeared in yesterday's (Sept 9) Wall Street Journal. There is more here on an upcoming documentary. Also here.
Thank you so much Hilary for drawing my attention to this and my thoughts are with Jeannie, Marla and all who were close to a young talent cut down possibly before he reached his full potential.

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