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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.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Peter Wright funeral arrangements announced

The running order for the funeral of trumpeter Peter Wright which will take place on Friday 1 November is as follows: 

2.00pm: Service at All Saints, South Avenue, Redcar TS10 5LL 

3.00pm: Cremation (not private) at Kirkleatham Crematorium, Fishponds Road, Yearby, North Yorks TS11 8HH 

Wake (to be confirmed) at Corus Sports & Social Centre (British Steel Club), 33 South Avenue, Redcar TS10 5LZ 

Peter's funeral (before, during and after) will be accompanied by jazz musicians in the tradition of New Orleans. Musicians who would like to take part, please contact: 
Liz Bacon on 07584 304205 

(Details supplied with sadness by Brian Bennett)

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