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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).

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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".

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.

Monday, January 06, 2020

RIP Jack Sheldon

West coast trumpet player, singer, comedian, actor and TV personality Jack Sheldon passed away on December 27.

As cool as any of his contemporary horn men, as well as playing on many albums under his own name he also added an extra voice to discs by Art Pepper, Curtis Counce, Jimmy Giuffre, Stan Kenton and many others with his decisive sound. Cool without being fragile.

I also recall him on screen in the Bette Midler movie - For The Boys - one of my favourite films

I particularly treasure the two albums he made under Art Pepper's name - Smack Up and The Return of Art Pepper. I guess they will be on my turntable tonight.
Jack Sheldon was 88.
Sadly missed.
Lance.
NY Times obituary.

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