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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).

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

New Music Scotland - Nominations Announced

New Music Scotland have made public the nominations in the various categories of this year's awards. Although jazz is but one of the many categories, the names are interesting and Laura Jurd's introduction to that particular  'constituency' speaks volumes about her dedication to the music. 

Laura Jurd, trumpet player, composer and panellist, said: “Jazz has always been innovative. From Lester Young's interpretation of show tunes like 'Lady Be Good' to the radical compositional footprints made by Duke Ellington, Mary Lou Williams and Ornette Coleman to name a few. The very notion of speaking your own unique language, through improvisation and composition, and doing so in a such a socially collective manner, is what gives jazz its essence. The Mark McKergow Award for Innovation in Jazz is key in recognising this as part of Scotland's rich scene of music-makers.”

Well said Laura.

You can view the nominees here but, and I must stress, this isn't a public vote but one that will be decided upon by the panel. Lance

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