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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).

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Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

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COFID- 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.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Goodbye Pete Rugolo.

Pete Rugolo, whose arrangements helped to define the early Stan Kenton Band, died yesterday (Oct 16) aged 95.
An outstanding arranger, he later achieved success in the studios. It is no coincidence that Kiss Me Kate is my favourite Hollywood musical - Rugolo did the scores. Listen to the From This Moment On dance sequence - could anyone else have done it quite so effectively? You want cool? This was cool. In fact Pete Rugolo produced the famous Miles Davis Birth of the Cool sessions as well as Capital dates for Mel and Nat.
Rest In Piece Pete you gave us some great music.
Lance.
PS: That band - those arrangements!

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