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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.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Hodgson Sings Sting!

An end of year  pint in town with BSH Editor-in-Chief LL then a short walk up to Monument Metro Station. You don't have to sell your body to the night. Wow! Who's that? Hidden away amongst Monument's Christmas market stalls at Après Ski Bar stood a singer-guitarist singing his heart out on Roxanne

Recalling Sting's memorable solo performance at the 1981 Secret Policeman's Other Ball, Josh Hodgson stopped people in their tracks. Superb voice, unbridled passion, this guy could sing! As your correspondent wandered home Hodgson Hit the Road Jack. Check out Josh Hodgson on Facebook and go hear him at Charts on Feb 1. 

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