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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.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

R.I.P Red Holloway

It was with much sadness that I learned today of the passing of American saxman Red Holloway. Red, in tandem with Sonny Stitt, played a memorable session at the Corner House in July 1981 that many of us still recall fondly. (Photo left with Malcolm Saul, Scotty Adair)
Not many sax players could hold their own alongside Stitt but Red, who was comparatively unknown over here at the time, did it beautifully on both alto and tenor. Listen to The Way You Look Tonight from the duo.
I'd heard reports of his failing health but it still came as a shock to hear that he'd died yesterday.
Red Holloway was 84.

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