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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).

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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".

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.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Farewell to Hal McKusick

Sad to learn of the death of Hal McKusick aged 87. One of those musicians whom aficionados knew but didn't quite make it with the general jazz hoi polloi. This was probably by choice  - preferring to settle for the comfort zone (financially) of the studios rather than the hustle bustle of the road. Later he was a musical educator in New York. These two tracks with Barry Galbraith on guitar, Milt Hinton (bs) and Osie Johnson (dms) show him to be a cool, swinging alto player well worth listening to.
McKusick died April 11.
RIP.
Obituary (including tantalising snatch of 'Round Midnight...)
Lance.

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