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John McDonough (reviewing Bright Red Dog’s In Vivo): “When you improvise on nothing, that’s what you get”. - DownBeat August 2021

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.

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13,508 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 926 of them this year alone and, so far, 90 this month (July 27).

Friday, April 30, 2021

Louis Armstrong House Museum International Jazz Day Celebration! - April 30

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The Louis Armstrong House Museum's contribution to International Jazz Day opened with Catherine Russell (daughter of Luis Russell) and Champian Fulton singing On the Sunny Side of the Street. Ricky Riccardi moderated an online discussion with members of staff who have the amazing privilege of spending their working days in the Armstrong House. 

(Screenshot by Patti D)
Our own Rico Tomasso received plaudits for being a life-long ambassador of Louis' music, Rico's weekly Popup Louis live stream getting the thumbs up (That's My Home with Spats Langham singing gaining a global International Jazz Day audience).       

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The Armstrong House supports fellowships and we heard from two fellows who have spent much of this lockdown year working in the archives. From the indispensable janitor (he's been on site throughout the pandemic) to an executive director, it became clear that the Armstrong House is a big set-up. Huge numbers from around the globe flock to Corona, Queen's, NYC to experience something of the great man, his life, his music and this hour long live stream will serve to attract many more. Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis and Bette Midler have been visitors, who knows who'll be there when you walk through the door at 34-56 107th Street?!  Russell    

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