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Bebop Spoken There

Gretchen Parlato: "There's always an essence of the original [tune] that should be protected. I try to find that first - it's the thing that draws me to the material" - (DownBeat, March 2021)

Archive quotes.

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'"

Postage

12,579 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 298 of them this year alone and, so far, 19 this month (March 4).

Friday March 5

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK GIBSON & LEE GIBSON

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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