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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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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".

'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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Monday, November 12, 2012

RIP Bill Kell

The pub where I was introduced to jazz as a teenager was the Portland Hotel in Ashington . The band I listened to was the Clem Avery Jazzmen but the previous (and original) band was Peter Deuchars Vieux Carré Jazzmen. The landlord, Bill Kell was a personal friend of the Deuchars  Peter's dad also owned the brewery who supplied the beer! Bill has died and attached is a page from his book about the Portland called "A pint of Scotch" telling how he brought jazz to Ashington
William Michael Kell
Died 5th November 2012
KELL (Widdrington). William Michael (Bill), passed away peacefully at home on 5th November 2012, aged 86 years. Well known, well respected Publican of Portland Hotel, Ashington, Junction Inn, Widdrington. At peace at last. Beloved husband of Ada (Rusty), a much loved dad of Leonie. A true gentleman, God bless and goodnight.
John T.

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