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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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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.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Keeping it local with JRR


Today's edition of Jazz Record Requests had something of a regional flavour to it. Topping and tailing the programme were tracks featuring the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band and Duke Heitger. The roaring Clarke-Boland outfit included in its ranks County Durham-born Derek Humble. The alto saxophonist had recently joined the band at the time the early sixties' album Jazz is Universal was recorded. The requested track - Box 703 (Washington D.C.) could best be described as a 'cooker'!

To sign-off, programme presenter Alyn Shipton played Skylark performed at the 2017 edition of Mike Durham's Classic Jazz Party by an international line-up led by American trumpeter Duke Heitger. The concert was recorded at the Village Hotel, North Tyneside and released on CD with the apt title Pleasure Mad. To listen again to today's programme - it is available for another 29 days - go to the Jazz Record Requests' page on the BBC's website. And, why not request a favourite track for future broadcast!        
Russell

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