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Ethan Iverson: "I asked Bertha [Hope] if she ever used the word "contrafact" to describe the process of writing new tunes over old changes, and she replied, "Of course not. The only people who used that word went to a university to learn about jazz."" - (Jazz Times March 2020).

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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".

COFID- 19

In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

Today

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.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Tessa Souter in North London next Tuesday

We rarely publicise gigs outside of the northeast unless it's a one where we have a presence or it involves a favourite of ours.
Tessa Souter is just such a person, Tessa became a favourite when she wowed the normally blasé Cherry Tree audience in 2016 accompanied by the Pete Gilligan Trio (see pic).
Pete, Paul Grainger and Russ Morgan gave the New York singer the support she deserved and the music lived up to the late jazz eaterie's reputation for providing the best in food and jazz every Monday evening - ah! those were the days.
Tessa is in London on a flying visit and has asked me to mention a gig she's picked up at short notice and, coming only days after the EFG when fans are maybe jazz-lagged, it may need a wee push.
So, here we go.*
Lance.
Tessa Souter w. Sean Hargreaves, Neville Malcolm and Winston Clifford @ The Woodman, 414 Archway Rd., London N6.
Nov. 27 start 8pm. Free.
*Tessa's most recent CD Picture in Black and White has received rave reviews.

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