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Bebop Spoken There

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.

Postage

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, May 27, 2021

Jazzwise in June

As ever, June's issue of Jazzwise - it's out now - is  compelling reading even if it does mean going to Specsavers to fully savour the contents. Great articles, and interviews with guitarist Julian Lage and vocalist Veronica Swift - check out her new album The Bitter Earth. As has oft been mentioned on BSH, Ms Swift is maybe the highest flier on the US jazz vocal scene.

There's also an excellent article by Alyn Shipton on Louis Armstrong. For my money, Shipton is the number one jazz writer/broadcaster around and, apart from being a fine bass player, his judgements are, to my way of thinking, a tablet of stone.

However, I must contest his observation that: "Miles Davis, the only other trumpeter [apart from Armstrong] who had a comparable influence on the course of jazz ..." is, I feel, a disservice to Dizzy Gillespie and Fats Navarro who had assimilated, and contributed to the findings of Bird whilst Miles was still searching.

Comments please. Lance.

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