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Randy Brecker: "It's still a thrill for me today to stand out front of a big band as the soloist and hear all that sound going on behind you. It brings the best out of me" - (DownBeat June 2019).

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2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Monday May 20

Afternoon

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Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

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Friday, August 29, 2008

Chet Baker; Singer or Trumpet player?

Back in the 1950s Chet Baker gave a concert at, I think, the Festival Hall. Because of an MU ruling he wasn't allowed to play trumpet but could only sing. The consensus at the time was that, in today's terms, going to hear Chet sing was a bit like going to watch Wayne Rooney play cricket.
However, I've just been listening to Chet singing "Let's Get Lost" and it made me wonder if he would be remembered, not for his lyrical trumpet playing, but for his cool, laid back singing.
What do you think?

1 comment :

Bill M said...

He should be remembered for both. His singing reminds of a cross between the very young Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme. Amazing that a guy with such a self destructive life style could sound so relaxed.

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