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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

RIP Manu Dibango

Following on from Mike Longo who died on March 21, Covid-19 has claimed another jazz musician, Paris based, Cameroonian saxophonist, Manu Dibango who succumbed to the deadly virus yesterday (March 24).

Best known for his 1972 hit Soul Makossa, later the subject of a lawsuit against Michael Jackson, Dibango was active up until recently being seen and heard on video in February this year.

Manu Dibango was 86.
Sadly missed.
Lance.

1 comment :

Steve T said...

Big Blow.
Soul Makossa was a massive worldwide hit, but Big Blow was a big jazz-funk record a few years later and, for me, is a better record. If people don't know it, it's worth youtubing, even if you don't normally expect to like jazz-funk, for the African elements.
I realised last night I have a double best of album that I've only ever played the two tracks from, so that'll be where I'm going next.

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