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Bebop Spoken There

Adam O'Farrill: "Right now in my life, I don't see music as the be-all and end-all." - (DownBeat November 2020).

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".


12,176 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 1315 of them this year alone and, so far, 18 this month (Dec. 5).

Remembering ...

Roland Kirk died on Dec. 5, 1977.

Sunday, November 08, 2020

James P Johnson all week!

Monday to Friday Radio 3's Composer of the Week programme invariably profiles a long-gone classical composer. When the Beeb deigns to include a jazz musician in its schedules one shouldn't pass up the opportunity to tune in. This week, the twelve noon slot will be occupied by none other than James P Johnson. The stride piano master's most famous composition, The Charleston, as performed by the Temperance Seven, features in Monday's first programme. 


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