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Bebop Spoken There

Michael Feinstein: “Fred Astaire is my favorite singer. To me, he was the perfect interpreter of American popular song.” – (Jazz Times December 2014).

Bud Shank: “Once I saw California – that was it, I stayed.” – (Jazz Journal May 1991)

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Friday February 24

Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Monkseaton Arms, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Sue Ferris Trio - Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1pm. £5.
Hand to Mouth - (Lindsay Hannon/Bradley Johnston) - Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SE. 1pm. £5.
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Evening
Mo Scott Band - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 9pm. £7/£5 (in advance).
Taupe - Head of Steam, Neville St., Newcastle. 8pm. CD launch.
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Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7:00pm.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

CD Review: Linda Calise - La Vie My Life

I'm looking for that special girl, the one that is different from all the other women in the world, you know who I mean, that elusive creature, the one who doesn't aspire to be a jazz singer - but, like Laura, she may be only a dream.
Linda Calise is better than most and she doesn't sing Summertime although she does include Good Morning Heartache - another 'give it a rest girls' number.,The other tracks are more choice with A Sunday Kind of Love outstanding. This is a song that I've loved ever since I heard Fran Warren singing it with the legendary Claude Thornhill Orchestra. Every singer should have this one in their pad but, if they did, then it would become another Summertime so it's best they don't although I'm glad Linda did - she's moved it up from Fran Warren who was a high benchmark act to begin with!
Soloists intertwine with the voice - it's a magical experience.
Full details here.
Lance.

1 comment :

  1. I don't know Fran Warren's version - but Ella Fitzgerald's is a bit good!! It's a lovely song ......

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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