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Jennifer Wharton: "People forget that the trombone is so glorious. It can be like going to church, or getting ready for battle. It can be a lot of things....For a longtime I was the only female trombonist in New York," - (DownBeat May 2021)

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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.

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13,218 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 637 of them this year alone and, so far, 45 this month (May 11).

Coming soon ...



May 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (Indoors!)
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).

Friday, February 12, 2021

Chick Corea (1941-2021)

Chick Corea arrived in New York 1959 and within a few years recorded under his own name, releasing Tones for Joan's Bones prior to going on tour with Stan Getz. Working on Miles Davis' 1968 album Filles de Kilimanjaro proved pivotal. Within months Corea was playing stadium gigs with Davis following the release of In a Silent Way and the unprecedented commercial success of Bitches Brew.

In the early seventies Corea recorded with Gary Burton on the then fledgling ECM label and formed super group Return to Forever. During the eighties Corea's Elektric and Akoustic bands toured the world as the composer-pianist continued to work with many of the emerging names on the scene including Kenny Garrett, Joshua Redman and Wallace Roney. 

In 2010 Corea was inducted in to Downbeat magazine's Readers' Hall of Fame and during a long career amassed 23 Grammy awards. SpainLa Fiesta500 Miles High and Windows have become modern standards and can be heard being performed by musicians across the globe in concert performances and jam sessions. A statement on Chick Corea's Facebook page reads: Through his body of work and the decades he spent touring the world, he touched and inspired the lives of millions.

Armando Anthony 'Chick' Corea b. 12 June 1941, d. 9 February 2021  

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