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Bebop Spoken There

Gretchen Parlato: "There's always an essence of the original [tune] that should be protected. I try to find that first - it's the thing that draws me to the material" - (DownBeat, March 2021)

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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".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

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12,579 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 298 of them this year alone and, so far, 19 this month (March 4).

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

More Charlie Smith

More memories of guitarist Charlie Smith in this article from the Evening Chronicle circa mid- sixties I would guess. Thanks go to Charlie's daughter Jean.
Lance.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I knew Charlie,, I lived near him when I went to music college and he taught me sight reading there and other stuff,, every Tuesday morning I think .. he always had a lot of music to get through for me.
I went to his house quite a few times. He always had a few guitars, old ones ., I would love playing them..
He told me stories of Gigs past .
With pictures and posters ... ‘ Charlie Smith and his Guitar .. ‘
Was written on one of the posters I remember..
All of his guitar students loved him in their own way, we all knew ...
It was a real honour to be taught anything by him..
Great ... great guy ...
Pat Caldwell..

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