Bebop Spoken There
Miles Kington: "If the intake of alcohol fails to improve a jazz player's performance, why do jazz listeners think it improves their appreciation?" - (Jazz Express October 1982).
Barbara Jay: "My first gig was at the Astoria, Charing Cross Rd. It seemed like a den of iniquity to me. All the Soho girls were there and the gigolos with their old women paying them to dance..." - (Jazz UK May 2008.)
Today Monday February 27
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Another successful gig from this new band. I hesitate to call them promising, because they’ve already fulfilled promises, with even more assurance than at their first gig a couple of months ago. This time they faced the challenge of a noisy audience, especially from the back of the room, but they rose to the challenge well through sheer force of musicianship and the help of a kazoo! Yes, in the fourth song (a Gabi original, Don’t Mess Around With Me) Gabi silenced the crowd at the back with an amazing jazz chorus on kazoo, and they made much less noise after that. I suppose people are so used to hearing music as wallpaper nowadays that they don’t know when to really listen.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
"Keep the change", I said as I left for the more (less) serious shopping of the day.
Tell you what if this 1998 disc had been released in 2011 it would have been the one. Great players, great songs.
PS: One Morning in May - what a song - Mel Tormé and Matt Monro also handled this one good! My wife tells me that Dave Weisser once sung it for her at Jim's Two Rooms way back when Jim had two rooms!
This, I'm informed from across the Atlantic, will be the last ever...
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
PS: If anyone can add a few names please do.
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Andy and Adrian - homegrown talent - were far from outshone and contributed on an equal basis with the visitors to make this such a memorable evening. Imagine if they'd had a rehearsal!
To top this, Stan Tracey at The Sage tomorrow (Monday Dec. 19) is going to have to play like he's never played before and on Thursday, also at The Sage, Christine Tobin too is going to have it all to do. But who knows what yet may happen before the year is over.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Kevin Ellington Mingus
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Link to Jazz FM.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
I worked extensively abroad and I occasionally got to jazz gigs and clubs in Spain, Italy and and other places . I once heard a young blonde haired trumpet player in a cafe in Spain, just playing solo, I recall how good the guy was and how influenced he was by ' Miles ' ( bows head ) I believe he was American, to this day I wonder if it was a young Chris Botti, I shall never know .
Saturday, December 10, 2011
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- Tonight on Radio 3.
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- Tonight Two gigs for a Quid.
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- Etta James - the sad news.
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- Zoe Gilby Quartet @ Hoochie Coochie Dec. 15
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- Mingus on Mingus Update
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- Tonight @ The Cherry Tree.
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Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)