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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).


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".


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.


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.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 2019 - The ones that got away

A photo-review from Charts (Sunday Oct. 6) where 'Jazz Social' ran for 3 hours with the backing of The Stuart Collingwood Trio providing support for several jam session attendees.  Sadly, no photos received for Richard Michael's 'History of Jazz Piano' on Saturday night.

In parallel with the musical performances, there were daily Workshop sessions hosted by Andy Hamilton (Durham University) which comprised short lectures and performances/demonstrations under the title of "Aesthetics of Imperfection". These included many guest speakers & performers, and were very well attended throughout. 
Ken Drew.

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