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Bebop Spoken There

Freddie Gavita: "I first got into pedals when playing with Mark Fletcher's outfit Fletch's Brew. I felt with the line up I needed a bit of help" - (Jazzwise April, 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".

COVID-19

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.

Today

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, December 05, 2010

Andy's Anecdotes

Andy Hudson, during his tenure co-promoting the JVC Jazz Festival with George Wein, rubbed shoulders with many of the jazz greats. Andy re-calls Teddy Wilson going up to the resident pianist in the Grosvenor House lounge and correcting the changes that he was playing; " Excuse me Sir" - he said to a shocked pianist - "That should be a C minor 9." "Why - how does that fit?" "Like this" - Wilson leans over and plays it." "How d'you know that?" "I wrote it!" He didn't, says Andy, as in fact it was a Rogers and Hart number- but he had completely re-arranged it for an R & H Album - released, he thinks, on the Chiaroscuro Label. (Correct Andy - 1977). Andy also recalls Ella insisting he drive to Birmingham with her in her Rolls Royce. I'm sure he has a million more memories to share. Lance.

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