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Bebop Spoken There

Brian Carrick: "I contacted Max Jones of Melody Maker and offered to be his correspondent in the States, but I should have done what Ken Colyer had done, get a job on a ship and then jump ship in the States. So I didn't make it [to New Orleans] till 1973." - (Just Jazz May 1999)


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.

Friday, May 31, 2013

10 Favourite Jazz Autobiographies

Anita O’Day: High Times – Hard Times (1981)
Art Pepper: Straight Life (1979)
Artie Shaw: The Trouble With Cinderella (1952)
Benny Green: Swingtime in Tottenham (1976)
Eddie Condon: We Called it Music.(19480
George Melly: Owning Up (1965)
Humphrey Lyttleton: I Play as I Please (1959)
Marian McPartland: Shall We Play One Together? (2012)
Pete King: Flying High. (2011)
Ronnie Scott: Some of my Best Friends Are Blues (1979)
PS: Send me yours.

1 comment :

cptfinch said...

Hampton Hawes autobiography - Raise Up Off Me (1974)
Highly recommend this!!

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