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Bebop Spoken There

John McLaughlin: "I had just recently hooked up with Billy Cobham on the Jack Johnson album with Miles. And I loved the way Billy played. We got really tight after that. So he was the first guy I called [when I formed Mahavishnu Orchestra)." - (JazzTimes July/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.


13,530 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 948 of them this year alone and, so far, 112 this month (July 31).

Thursday, April 15, 2021

RIP Bob Porter

Record producer, author, WBGO broadcaster, discographer and many more jazz-related activities, Bob Porter, passed away on April 10 aged 80.

I'm grateful to retired north east journalist Peter Bevan for passing on the sad news.

To read more about Bob Porter's work with the jazz Journalist's Association go here.

A man who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

May he Rest In Peace.


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