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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.

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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).

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Mary Lou Williams is Composer of the Week

Beginning Monday (May 24) Mary Lou Williams is Radio 3's Composer of the Week. Born in Atlanta in 1910, Williams taught herself to play piano. A professional musician in her mid-teens, arranging for Dorsey and Goodman and working with Andy Kirk, Williams would later be an inspiration to the bebop generation (Dizzy Gillespie attended her funeral). Monday to Friday at noon, presenter Donald Macleod sketches an extraordinary career with numerous recorded examples of her work, performed by Williams herself and a who's who of the jazz world. 
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