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Bebop Spoken There

Val Wilmer: "The festival [New York Musicians Festival], an impressive exercise in African-American self-reliance, had come about after the promoter George Wein had moved his annual Newport Jazz Festival to New York the previous year [1972], and paid scant attention to the avant garde." - (Wire June 2020)

Dave Rempis:Ten years from now, I can see musicians streaming concerts in real time and charging a minimal amount for people to watch.” - (DownBeat September 2013)


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".


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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

RIP Jimmy Wilkins.

Although his brother Ernie was perhaps better known, Jimmy Wilkins, nevertheless, held down a trombone chair in the first modern Basie Band in the early 1950s and played and recorded with a variety of musicians until April this year. His passing on August 24  at the age of 97 proves that not all the good die young.
This Jazz Wax obituary is a worthy tribute to one of jazz's relatively unsung heroes.
May he Rest In Peace.

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