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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Bebop Spoken Here on hold

As of tonight (November 15) at 21:00 hrs, this site will be temporarily on hold to allow for essential executive maintenance. Some minor activity may be possible during this period and we hope to have normal service resumed as soon as possible.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Lance

Friday, May 13, 2016

When You're Smiling

Just reading the blog and remembering Ronnie Scott's tales - he loved Zoot Sims and it was his great joy to bring him to the club I believe. I think he was his favourite player perhaps.
Well - I've got a Bucky Pizzarelli CD 'Flashes' where Bucky plays solo guitar interspersed with nice anecdotes from his life in the music business. One story I like was about Zoot.  Bucky was working in Johnny Mandel's band with Zoot in the band too. They were booked for a week at a club.  After their first night the club manager came over to Mandel and asked if he could request the sax player to smile a bit more.  After the second night he came over again and asked Mandel if he could ask the sax player to stop smiling.
Roly

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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