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Bebop Spoken There

Tina May: "It's a broad umbrella, jazz, but to me there has to be improvisation. If that's not there, to me, it's not really jazz." - (Jazzwise March 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

13,132 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 551 of them this year alone and, so far, 106 this month (April 22).

Coming soon ...

April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

JAZZ FM Awards 2020

The Jazz FM Awards, due to take place next month at Shoreditch Town Hall, have now been rescheduled to take place in the autumn at the same venue. BSH have oft been in attendance. I was there last year and Steve T the year before - if you ever need a pair of freeloaders you can tell 'em we'll be there! 

Thinking about last year, it's a funny thing that, when you're in London, nobody can give you directions because they either don't live there, they only work there, they think you are a terrorist (these days, probably a carrier) or "Whyza he aska me? Why donna hea usa de mobile phone map?"  - I was within 50 yards of the imposing building at the time!

Still, in all seriousness - and I use the word serious advisedly - it's sad about the ceremony being postponed, as indeed it is about all gigs, but, at the end of the day, will there be any musicians left playing to be considered for awards in the years to come?

They could all be driving cabs, digging ditches or writing symphonies because, let's face it, the clubs and bars where they earn their bread will be at the back of the queue when lockdown eases down and, maybe - perish the thought - the online gig will become the norm.
Lance
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