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Faye McCalman: "For a while I would hear other artists and feel that I need to be like that person, have what they have; but then I realised that everyone has their own thing and what I connect with most is when I can tell an artist is just being themselves." - (Jazzwise July 2021)

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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.


13,367 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 785 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (June 16).

From This Moment On


Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: SOLD OUT. Livestream available from £7.50.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Thu 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside 1:00pm).

Thu 24: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

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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