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Bebop Spoken There

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.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Bebop Parlé Ici - Bienvenue à Raphaël Perez

Apart from our wordsmiths, BSH is very honoured to have some great photographers on board. Ken Drew, Malcolm Sinclair are two ace northeast snappers and, in London, the occasional pics from Mochles Simawi are always welcome.

Now we look forward to receiving pictures from Raphaël Perez, who is very active as a photographer on the Parisian jazz scene.

Raphaël (pictured), who reckons to visit 3 to 10 gigs a month, has an outstanding collection of stunning photos and videos on Flikr and Instagram including concerts by, among many others, John Scofield, George Benson, Madeleine Peyroux, Lucky Peterson, and Nicole Mitchell.
Lance

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