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Welcome to our competitions page, where you can win Jazz CDs and other jazzy merchandise. Congratulations to all our lucky winners.

We've got some attractive jazz goodies up for grabs this season with a very nice signed Dave O'Higgins CD plus a rare Buddy Rich recording. A big thank you to Dave & our friends at Wienerworld for providing the prizes this time.

Our competitions are free to enter- all you have to do is send us an email (each competition has its own dedicated email address) with your name and full postal address and you're entered.

And if you haven't got email just drop us a line telling us which competitions you want to enter. You can enter all of them if you want (one entry per competition per person please). Send postal entries to: Competitions, The Bebop Shop, 14 Heddington Way, West Knighton, Leicester, LE2 6HF, United Kingdom. Overseas entries welcome.

Good luck to everyone. And if you're not fortunate to win the album you'd really like then don't forget to visit us again soon to buy it from our store and to try your luck in our next batch of compos (arriving here soon!)

Dave O'Higgins: It's Always 9.30 In Zog (JVG)WIN A SIGNED DAVE O'HIGGINS CD- IT'S ALWAYS 9.30 IN ZOG (JVG)
It’s always 9.30 in Zog is O’Higgins’ nineteenth album as leader and features eight original compositions, legendary South African Bheki Mseleku’s ‘Timelessness’, ‘Brixton’ written specially for O’Higgins by Brazilian accordion virtuoso, Chico Chagas, and two standards.

“The title track is a blues fusing influences of Jerry Bergonzi and Walt Weiskopf (the triad pairs in the intro melody), the avant garde (the rising chaos ending the intro), the extreme dynamics of Art Blakey, and hard bop,” says O’Higgins. “What does the album title It’s Always 9:30 in Zog mean? Here are 2 fanciful answers: 1. It’s an allegorical title that refers to an alien’s perception of the daft carry on that is human life; 2. Refers to those moments you feel as if you come from another place. Zog is a planet located in a black hole in the space time continuum where everyone breathes water and it's always 9:30.”

The title of the third track of the album, ‘Alien With Extraordinary Ability’, appears to link up with the Zogian theme but is actually the moniker given to the artist work visa O’Higgins had to get for the US to play with the Brubecks at the Lincoln Center. The piece itself is influenced by 70s Chick Corea compositions with Return to Forever and the light samba feel from Airto Moreira, who O’Higgins used to support every time he played at Ronnie Scott’s throughout the 90s.

O’Higgins’ quartet, featuring Graham Harvey on piano, Geoff Gascoyne on bass and drummer Sebastiaan de Krom, has been his regular working group for the last six years. “We’ve played a repertoire comprising contrafacts and standards mainly up until now, when I decided it was high time to get writing some new original material for these guys I’ve got to know musically and socially well in that time,” says O’Higgins. “This recording captures the essence of the band to good effect. The 'live in the studio' philosophy at JVG Studio is the natural habitat to achieve this.”

To enter send an email to Closing date for entries is 31st May 2018

Buddy Rich: The Lost Tapes (Wienerworld)WIN A BUDDY RICH CD- THE LOST TAPES (WIENERWORLD)
In April 1985 — two years before his untimely passing — Buddy Rich and his band recorded a concert at One Pass Productions’ King Street Studio in San Francisco. Thought to be destroyed in a fire and lost, Buddy Rich: The Lost Tapes is a historic preservation and restoration project. The producers recovered the masters in 1990 and went about restoring the original surround sound track of the last concert Buddy Rich recorded before he passed away in 1987.

Arguably the greatest jazz drummer of all time, Rich's career spanned seven decades. He played with such greats as Tommy Dorsey, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Ventura, Louis Armstrong and Gene Krupa, and was a favourite on several television talk shows including the 'Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, the Mike Douglas Show, the Dick Cavett Show and the Merv Griffin Show. Rich also played for Presidents Roosevelt, Kennedy and Reagan as well as the Queen of England. He was a featured soloist with Boston Pops and London Philharmonic and was the recipient of a Grammy Presidents Merit Award.

Today, Buddy Rich is remembered as one of history's greatest musicians and The Lost Tapes is essential listening for all music fans.

To enter send an email to Closing date for entries is 31st May 2018

The latest Winners are:
Booker Ervin CD Box won by Rick Daniels, Dorset
Dick Morrissey CD won by Evan Jones, Aberystwyth

Congratulations to our lucky winners.

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