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Bebop Spoken There

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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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'"


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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Thursday, February 11, 2021

RIP Pauly Cohen, Lead Trumpeter and Big Band Leader

Pauly Cohen who played lead trumpet with many well-known big bands died on Monday night at his home in Tamarac, Florida aged 98 shortly after being tested positive for Covid 19.—My friend in Arizona, Bret Primack a.k.a Jazz video Guy did a wonderful documentary about him which is on this YouTube clip above.
Mike Farmer

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