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Bebop Spoken There

John McDonough (reviewing Bright Red Dog’s In Vivo): “When you improvise on nothing, that’s what you get”. - DownBeat August 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".

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

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

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13,508 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 926 of them this year alone and, so far, 90 this month (July 27).

Monday, April 07, 2014

A poignant moment from this year's GIJF

A very special moment from the inaugural reception of this year's festival  must be recorded here both for now and for posterity.
The family of the late trombonist, pianist, composer, bandleader, arranger, educator and gentleman RAY CHESTER confirmed that Ray's library of music has been donated to and accepted by Sage Gateshead for the edification of future student musicians and orchestras - by comparision the Dead Sea Scrolls pale into insignificance. It will be known as "The Ray Chester Collection"
The song may be ended but the melody will linger on forever...
I hope the family won't think I'm being facetious in saying "The Ray Chester Story" would make a wonderful movie - are you listening MGM?
Lance.

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