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Ethan Iverson: "Oscar Peterson famously said that Bud [Powell] played just too many wrong notes. He was really critical of Bud as a player, which I think is not right." - (DownBeat March 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'"

Postage

12,557 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 276 of them this year alone and, so far, 127 this month (Feb. 28).

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MILES WATSON

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Milford Graves (1941 - 2021)

Drum legend Milford Graves passed away yesterday (Feb. 12). Graves, regarded by many as one of the most innovative of contemporary drummers, died only days after pianist Chick Corea with whom he recorded on several occasions.

He was 79. R.I.P.

Guardian obituary.

Lance

1 comment :

Mike Farmer said...

I will always remember the New York Musicians Festival which took place at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center over 6 days in July 1973. There were 5 bands each day playing sets of 1 hour so you got 5 hours of jazz for as little as $4, $5, $6. I attended on two occasions and on the 6th July one of the acts was Milford Graves. Although billed as a quintet he started his set playing solo on a conventional drum kit then after some strange chanting he started to play the floor with his sticks and anything else that was to hand! Then from the back of the hall there came 2 tenor players playing at full force making their way to join him on the stage. Joe Ford was one but I can't remember who the other one was. It was the most far-out music I've seen and heard" A friend of mine had a record of Don Pullen which I liked a lot. R.I.P Mr Graves You were awesome.

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