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Bebop Spoken There

KT Reeder: "The idea of teaching somebody to improvise is just bloody ridiculous. In this country jazz has been appropriated by universities. They have jazz courses, and they churn out people who have a degree in jazz, which makes me feel very nauseous, the idea that you can be trained to do jazz." - (Giant Steps by David Burke)

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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".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

Postage

13,248 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 667 of them this year alone and, so far, 75 this month (May 16).

Coming soon ...



May 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (Indoors!)
May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club. 8:30pm start.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Monday, February 03, 2020

Ellington's Nutcracker Suite, the Aussie outback, Chicago's Jazz Age Art and Aycliffe Radio

Tonight's Radio 3 in Concert at 7:30pm presents the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by David Danzmayr. The NOW can be heard performing Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite in a concert recorded during January. As the joke goes...more Ellington sugar rum cherry than Tchaikovsky sugar plum fairy!

Later in the week on Radio 3 (Saturday, midnight) Corey Mwamba's Freeness delves into improvisatory music's relationship with the Australian outback. Also featured is a duo set recorded by saxophonist Mette Rasmussen and guitarist Julien Desprez. 

Sunday evening's Shades of Black: The Art and Genius of Archibold Motley Jr (Radio 3, 6:45pm) could be interesting. This Sunday Feature documentary strand looks at an influential figure in the visual arts world - will jazz feature? Tune in to find out. 


Mike Dixon's Aycliffe Radio Jazz Time programme is broadcast at six o'clock every Sunday. Recently Ray Sams and Tony Eales have been Mike's studio guest talking about their love of jazz and the local jazz scene. This coming Sunday (Feb 9) the Tees Valley Jazzmen's Keith Belton will be in the spotlight. Tune in online at: www.ayclifferadio.co.uk

Russell

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