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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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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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Jazzlines Free Gigs: Xhosa Cole Quintet Watch Party

Xhosa Cole (tenor/soprano sax); Francis Tulip (guitar); Will Markham (piano); James Owston (bass); Nathan England Jones (drums).
(By Lance)

Cormac Loane kindly brought this upcoming event to my attention. An event that's saved me the train fare to Birmingham! It's a Watch Party - now that's a new one on me!*

This particular hoolie was scheduled to take place at Birmingham's Town Hall Symphony Hall on April 10 but circumstances have put the mockers on that so instead you can watch it live and for free!

The names will be more than familiar to BSH readers, particularly those who heard the band (with a slightly different line-up at the Ushaw Jazz Festival and The Bridge, Newcastle, last year). Five of the most outstanding young jazz musicians, not just in Birmingham, but throughout the UK and, once travel becomes more viable, surely far beyond.

And, you will have a front row seat - bring it on!
Lance

*Watch Parties were launched by Facebook in 2018 as a new way for people to watch videos on Facebook together in real time. Once a Watch Party is started, participants can watch videos, live or recorded, and interact with one another around them in the same moment.

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