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Bebop Spoken There

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).


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.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

"Der Bingle" at Trinity - Saturday Jan 14.

Happy New Year to everybody, and how better to start the new jazz year at Trinity than with Spats Langham and the crew in a concert dedicated to "The Jazzy Side of Bing"? 
Though mainly a sentimental crooner in his later years, the younger Bing was very much a part of the Jazz Age, and in the 1920s and 30s always liked to surround himself with the top jazz musicians of the day. Spats Langham is one of the best when it comes to recreating this music (and of course a virtuoso guitarist and banjoist too) and on this occasion will be accompanied by the legendary Midlands reed-player Norman Field on clarinet and saxes, assisted by Mike Durham on trumpet, Brian Chester on piano, and John Carstairs Hallam on bass. 
As well as Bing, we can expect a glimpse or two of Spats' other favourite crooners, such as Al Bowlly and Russ Colombo. The music starts at 8.00pm, and we hope very much to see you there - advance bookings on (0191) 285 6130.

 Best wishes,


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