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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)

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.


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, January 18, 2021

R.I.P. Sammy Nestico

Any one who's ever played in a big band or even just listened to one will be familiar with the work of Sammy Nestico who died yesterday (Jan. 17). His scores, whilst usually straight ahead, were never easy sight reads but well worth the effort and always swinging. I doubt if there is a big band playing today (if bands of any size were playing today) that doesn't have several of his charts in the pad.

From his work with Count Basie on he was an undisputed master of his craft.

He will be sadly missed by musicians everywhere but the rich legacy of  his arrangements and compositions will ensure that his name lives on.

Sammy Nestico was 96.

May he Rest In Peace.

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