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Bebop Spoken There

Dominique Eade: "If individual parts are being given to other instrumentalists, singers should also be given their own notated part." - (DownBeat January 2021).

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".

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12,344 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 63 of them this year alone and, so far, 63 this month (Jan. 13).

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Jazz America

Those of us of a certain age may well remember listening to Willis Conover's Voice of America Jazz Hour which was broadcast nightly from 1953 to 2005. Well Conover may have gone to the studio in the sky but his memory lives on with the current Voice of America program - Jazz America hosted by Russ Davis.
I've just listened to, among others, tracks by Bill Evans, Tal Farlow as well as Bela Fleck talking and playing Bluegrass Jazz on banjo - this program certainly has variety! Like the original, Jazz America is aimed at countries where jazz isn't readily accessible and English isn't always spoken so bear with the sometimes pedantic approach - the music is worth it. It was on VOA that I first heard The Atomic Mr Basie, Ellington at Newport 56 and Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section - who knows but that I may discover more gems!
Lance.

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