(Review by Lance).
Bebop Spoken There
Sandy Williams: "When they took us to jail a second time, everyone took a bottle from the [speakeasy] bar. They had all the chorus girls downstairs and the band upstairs. We raised so much hell, I think they were glad to see the back of us." - (Down Beat April 4 1968).
Derek Nash: “My highest profile is with Jools [
Today Tuesday September 2
Always a stomping good session.
Gavin's bands are always interesting and this is well worth the trip.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
(Review by Lance).
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Delicious: I had vegetable lasagne, followed by tiramisu, Mary treated herself to chicken risotto, then cheesecake. (I sound like Lance on Mondays at the Cherry Tree.) We next looked at photos of Mary’s grandchildren, aged 2 and 5 (aaah) and of myself singing on a
Thursday, August 28, 2014
I first watched Willie on TTT where he used to sit in the canteen with his guitar until an announcement said “willie to Studio?”
Charlie told me he was a banjo player but got a gig on guitar so he pawned his banjo and tuned the guitar like his banjo. He thought afterwards, there must be more to the guitar than this and a long term love started."
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Released August 18 on ECM.
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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.
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