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Bebop Spoken There

Brian Carrick: "I contacted Max Jones of Melody Maker and offered to be his correspondent in the States, but I should have done what Ken Colyer had done, get a job on a ship and then jump ship in the States. So I didn't make it [to New Orleans] till 1973." - (Just Jazz May 1999)


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, September 12, 2010

R.I.P. Tito Burns

Rather belatedly I have learned of the death of jazz accordionist Tito Burns, one of the UK's first jazz/bebop accordionists, who died on August 23 aged 89.
Tito Burns frequently won that quaint Melody Maker Poll category Miscellaneous Instruments.
I feel a particular affinity to Burns as the very first side recorded by his Sextet in 1949 was Bebop Spoken Here! The Tito Burns Sextet based its style on the Charlie Ventura Bop For The People band with vocals by Terry Devon, later to become his wife, Britain's first, and some would say best, modern jazz vocalist. Other tracks included Sloppy Joe and Lullaby in Rhythm.
He later became a successful agent in the pop and rock field.
Terry Devon is still with us - if she reads this our thoughts are with you.

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