From The Archives Of Something Blue October 16, 2022

From The Archives Of Something Blue October 16, 2022

1. DJ Hairy Larry presents Bebop Beatniks
2. Something Blue – Turn – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear some Creative Commons Jazz played on the Twitch Porch.

Happy Birthday Creative Commons. Creative Commons licenses are 20! At they say “Honoring 20 years of open sharing using CC licenses, join us in 2022 to celebrate Better Sharing — advancing universal access to knowledge and culture, and fostering creativity, innovation, and collaboration.”

It seems like only yesterday but I have been using Creative Commons licenses for 20 years.


I license all of my songs Creative Commons Attribution in an attempt to lower barriers for the legal use and reuse of my music. If someone wants to use one of my songs in their project all they have to do is include my name in the credits like this. “African Violet” by Larry Heyl.

On May 16, 2022, Bebop Beatniks livestreamed and recorded “African Violet” on the Twitch Porch. Playing at that session we will hear Michael Ward – sax, Joseph Curtis – trumpet, Alex Washam – drums, Jeremy Jackson – bass, and Hairy Larry – piano. Most of these musicians are from Northeast Arkansas and most of them have been active in the ASU Jazz Program. So thanks to ASU and Northeast Arkansas for producing such fine musicians for me to work with.

I wrote “African Violet” for my twitch livestream and it is also included in a piano trio setting on my Hairy Larry “Livestreams” album. It’s an uptempo salsa and has become our Bebop Beatniks show opener. I love to play it.

I have added an audio player to my Creative Commons Jazz website. Visit to hear my ever expanding collection of Creative Commons Jazz.

Ok now, recorded May 16, 2022, here’s Bebop Beatniks on the Twitch Porch playing “African Violet”.


And that’s Bebop Beatniks on the Twitch Porch playing my Creative Commons song, “African Violet”. Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00, for more Creative Commons Jazz from After Work, Art Yenta, and Bravadunia.

Hear last week’s show, Anyday, here.


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