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Bebop Spoken There

Brian Harvey: "The exciting day arrived and we [as under age school boys] snuck into the [pub's] rehearsal room, sat awkwardly to attention on hard chairs in a row facing the band and heard our first - very loud - live jazz. What an occasion that was - we even drank beer because we understood that's what jazz people did and that's what the band were drinking." - (Just Jazz June 2020)

Dave Rempis:Ten years from now, I can see musicians streaming concerts in real time and charging a minimal amount for people to watch.” - (DownBeat September 2013)

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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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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 26, 2010

Xmas books

Did okay for books this Christmas - 4 to be exact - everyone a winner. In no particular order, although this first one is the one that gave me the most pleasant surprise - Johnny Lonely by Pete Tanton. Pete, you may recall, is Extreme Measure's ace American trumpet player who wowed the Bridge audience a couple of weeks back. If he writes half as good as he plays then this is going to be one helluva book. At first glance it looks good... watch this space.
Jack Harvey's A Darker Shade of Blue is crime fiction with a jazz tinge to it - right up my alley.
Blowing My Own Trumpet by Kenny Ball is an autobiography of the trad legend who played The Sage earlier this month and as one who has followed his career from way back this too should make me start burning the night oil.
Away from the jazz The Biggest Ever Tim Vine Joke Book has already had me splitting my sides with laughter.
Thank you Santa - you done good this year and that's apart from the Calvin Klein Bomber Jacket!
Lance.

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