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Bebop Spoken There

Ethan Iverson: "Oscar Peterson famously said that Bud [Powell] played just too many wrong notes. He was really critical of Bud as a player, which I think is not right." - (DownBeat March 2021)

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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'"


12,557 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 276 of them this year alone and, so far, 127 this month (Feb. 28).

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Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Tune In to the Luft Generation

This afternoon (Tuesday) on Radio 3's In Tune BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist guitarist Rob Luft chatted to programme presenter Sean Rafferty and performed three numbers with his band (George Crowley, Sam Watts, Tom McCredie and Corrie Dick). Listen again at

Monday's edition of In Tune included music by cellist Matthew Barley working with rising star jazz bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado. For details visit the Beeb's website.   

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