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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)

Archive quotes.

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.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

RIP Michael Cogswell

Michael Cogswell, executive director of The Louis Armstrong House Museum in the New York borough of Queens died on Monday (April 20).

Cogswell transformed the house where Satchmo actually lived into a museum jam-packed with the trumpet player's memorabilia which he'd amassed over a lifetime of playing, recording and touring.

It was more than a job for the former saxophonist, it became a lifelong passion.

I never managed to visit the museum but I treasure a Christmas card from the Louis Armstrong Collection that Daryl Sherman sent me a few years back.

Although Michael Cogswell retired through ill-health in 2018 he will be forever associated with the Museum and all things Armstrong.

He was 66. May he Rest In Peace.

For a fuller obituary check out the NY Times link here.
Lance

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