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Bebop Spoken There

Lew Shaw (Syncopated Times' columnist): "My interest [at 95] is in classic jazz. The numbers aren't what they were 40 years ago, but I'm encouraged by the number of young musicians playing that style and the young audiences they attract." - (The Syncopated Times 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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12,369 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 88 of them this year alone and, so far, 88 this month (Jan. 18).

Tuesday January 19

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICK SIMPSON.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

CD Review: André Fernandes - Dream Keeper

André Fernandes (gtr); Perico Sambeat (alt/sop/fl); Alexi Tuomarila (pno); Demian Cabaud (bs); Iago Fernandez (dms) + Marcelo Araújo (perc 2 tks); Paulo Gaspar (bs clt 5 tks); Desidéro Lázaro (ten 2 tks); Gonçalo Marques (tpt/flug 2 tks).
(Review by Lance).
A first! a Portuguese jazz album (not counting those bossa albums from Brazil) that is very much a statement of intent from an outstanding guitarist. This is music for today, free? - occasionally. Fusion? - occasionally, Experimental - occasionally. Lyrical? - frequently. Jazz - indisputably!
T'm not sure how many are actually Portuguese. Iago is from Spain, Alexi may be from Finland, all have worked in the A stream - Konitz, Monteliu, Lovano, Metheny to name but a few.
Together they gel and solowise they are totally ungelled! Plowing their individual furrows.
Lance.

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