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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".

Postage

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.

Monday, November 16, 2020

The Essay: Jazz among the British

Broadcaster Geoffrey Smith begins a new five part series this evening on Radio 3. American Smith settled in Britain nearly half a century ago and for many years presented Jazz Record Requests, topping and tailing the programme in his inimitable drawl with Hello! and Goodbye!
 In the network's The Essay strand Smith offers an outsider's view of jazz in Britain. In tonight's first installment, On Not Being a Jazzer, our presenter examines the term 'jazzer' and its jokey connotations. Future programmes consider Duke Ellington and Stan Tracey before ending the week reflecting on Sonny Rollins at the age of ninety. Mon-Thurs 10:45pm, Friday 9:45pm 

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