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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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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.

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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.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

RIP Jon Christensen (1943 - 2020)

Somewhat belatedly, we received the sad news that Norwegian avant -garde drummer Jon Christensen passed away on February 18.

I never actually heard him live although Russell recalls hearing him  at Newcastle's Corner House. The Heaton pub was the epicentre of Jazz North East gigs at the time and Christensen  appeared as part of Arild Andersen's Masquelero in 1986 and 1987 each time being well-received.


Although an established name in European circles he was also acknowledged globally as a forward thinking percussionist and achieved international recognition as part of Keith Jarrett's European Quartet and  as
practically house drummer at ECM.

Jon Christensen was 76.
Lance

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