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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

Jazz

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

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Monday, October 04, 2010

Angie King/Roy Williams - Somerton House Hotel Lockerbie Jazz Festival Sunday Afternoon Oct 3.

Angie King (vcl), Roy Williams (tmb), Tom Finlay (pno), Brian Shiels (bs).
I was pleased to have the opportunity to hear Angie again, particularly as the gig was at the same hotel I was staying at and, as Roy was using Herbie's trombone, it made it easy for me to collect the horn afterwards.
Looking good, Angie opened up with I Thought About You and followed it up with When Sunny Gets Blue. Two great songs sung impeccably and with that touch of class that separates the excellent from the merely very good. Angie's pitching never falters and her phrasing is her own.
I talked about spine-tingling moments in Carol Kidd's gig, well, Angie had her own in A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. Other numbers in her set included I've Got The World on a String, Skylark, Love Is Here to Stay and several more.
Knocked out!
Roy, coming to terms with a strange instrument, nevertheless sounded good on his solo features Nobody Else But Me (Jerome Kern's swansong) and For You, For me, Forever More.
On piano, Tom Finlay played some nice solos and Brian Shiels - who seemed to pop up everywhere - is an impressive bassist.
It was a nice laid back afternoon by four great musicians.
Lance.

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