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Art Hirahara: "Playing with people is the most important thing to me, and not playing with people is torture." - (DownBeat August, 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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11,763 (and counting) posts since we started blogging just over 12 years ago. 903 of them this year alone and, so far, 40 this month (August 10).

Coming soon ...

August

Tuesday 11: Happy Birthday Dave Hignett & Peter King (80).

Thursday 13: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free. OUTDOOR gig.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

More from the Penguin Jazz Guide

Bud Freeman: I had ambitions to be a Shakespearean actor when I was a young man, but I've been strutting this stage ever since... You don't have to learn swordplay to be a jazz musician, though it might help with promoters.
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Creed Taylor on Harry James: He had no small opinion of himself, an ego the size of Plymouth Rock, but then he was moored to Betty Grable and that can't have helped. I didn't care much for that vibrato either. It just seemed to be saying, "Look at me!"
From The Penguin Jazz Guide - The History of the Music in 1001 Albums. ISBN 978-0-141-04831-4.
Lance.

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