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KT Reeder: "The idea of teaching somebody to improvise is just bloody ridiculous. In this country jazz has been appropriated by universities. They have jazz courses, and they churn out people who have a degree in jazz, which makes me feel very nauseous, the idea that you can be trained to do jazz." - (Giant Steps by David Burke)

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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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13,248 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 667 of them this year alone and, so far, 75 this month (May 16).

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May 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (Indoors!)
May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club. 8:30pm start.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

The Education Of Soweto Kinch

I remember seeing this jazzman at GIJF a couple of years back, and a very fine performer he was too, so I was interested in a 15-minute slot about him that I caught today on BBC Radio 4.  He was talking about how his parents scraped together the money for him to go to a private school and how he coped as a black child in those surroundings.  This was no misery memoir and he seemed to have managed well despite feeling a bit lost.  Back at home, he adjusted easily to being with his family, who weren’t particularly academic, and he later went on to study at Oxford, or ‘Camford’ as his grandmother called it.
This was an interesting and refreshing item which BSH readers may be able to catch on i-player.
Ann Alex

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