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Bebop Spoken There

Mark Turner: "Practice should never be mindless or careless. You will sound like that on the gig!" - (DownBeat May 2021)

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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

13,204 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 623 of them this year alone and, so far, 31 this month (May 8).

2021 APPJAG (All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group)

Coming soon ...



May 6: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone. (CANCELLED!).

May 13: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (weather permitting).
May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
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, March 23, 2020

RIP Mike Longo (1939 - 2020)

To the best of my knowledge, Covid-19 has claimed its first jazz victim. Pianist/composer/arranger/educator/author Mike Longo  died two days after his 81st birthday on March 21, Cause of death was given as complications arising from the virus.

Longo had an illustrious career, apart from leading his own trio, he also played with Red Allen at the Metropole in NYC where he was first heard by Dizzy Gillespie, played with Roy Eldridge at Embers West from whence he joined Dizzy's quintet, and later his Reunion Band.

His association with Dizzy lasted for the trumpet player's lifetime and he read a eulogy at his funeral.

Regretably, although I saw Dizzy many times I never heard him when Mike Longo was with him.

Sadly missed.
Lance

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