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Jeff Coffin: "I'm trying to find a creative way of being creative." - (DownBeat June 2021)

Archive quotes.

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.


13,348 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 766 of them this year alone and, so far, 40 this month (June 11).

From This Moment On


Fri 11: Faye Aspinall @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Solo, ‘postmodern jazz singer’.

Sat 12: Tribute to Gerry Hughes (Tees Hot Club) @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 12 noon (jazz 2:00-3:30pm). £5.00. Outdoor event. Details from 01642 823813.

Sun 13: Vieux Carré Hot Four @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay (12 noon).

Sun 13: Sunday Jazz @ The Radio Rooms, Berwick (2:00pm).

Sun 13: Charlotte Keeffe Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. (8:00pm). £10:00. Advance booking essential at:

Sunday, May 09, 2021

Ten MORE Underrated Jazz Musicians. Part Four

10. Bob Mover  (1952 - )

A sax and flute player that I saw live when I was in New York City for three days in May 2001 prior to joining the Charlie Parker Tribute Party on the QE2. 

I'd noticed a small piece of paper attached to the window of a disused restaurant that said "Jazz In the Basement tonight - Bob Mover". As it was on Lexington Avenue and just round the corner from where the Hotel I was staying, I thought I’d check it out.  I’m glad I did, as it turned out to be a fantastic night of bop and standards by Bob Mover’s quartet plus a very good singer - Jean Blackstone.   During the interval I asked Bob who he had played with and he told me Chet Baker and Charlie Mingus. He also mentioned playing in the UK at the Bass Clef which was run by Peter Ind.      

As far as I know, Mover is still in the land of the living and has made a few records but so far I have not yet managed to track any down. Mike Farmer.

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