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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'"


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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Friday, February 05, 2021

Preview: Ivy Benson's Music Matters (Feb. 6)

Tomorrow (Saturday) Radio 3's Music Matters (11:45am) looks at the legacy of Ivy Benson. Forming her all-girl band in 1939, Benson's outfit entertained the troops in WWII and went on to perform innumerable concerts for more than four decades. Down the years more than 300 women played in the band and three of them - singer Joyce Terry, saxophonist Carol Gasser and bassist Claudia Long-Colmer - join Benson biographer Janet Tennant and programme host Tom Service to discuss the career of the trail-blazing musician. Sax Appeal: Ivy Benson and Her All-Girl Band by Janet Tennant is published in hardback by Rowman & Littlefield (ISBN: 9781538133279)


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