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Alan Luff: “The general view is that Ella’s songbook recordings are the supreme exemplars of sophistication, fine diction and creative voice in the wide field of popular music.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).
Steve Voce: “Most of us have been crashed into by cretins who walk along the road absorbed in the screens of their mobile phones.” – (Jazz Journal May 2017).
Today Wednesday May 24
Saturday, January 31, 2015
PS: Of course tonight's gigs at the Jazz Café or The Globe could well join the above list!
Friday, January 30, 2015
As it is, my choice goes to
The Jeff Hamilton Trio - Great American Songs (Capri Records).
Closely followed in no particular order by
Kenny Wheeler - Songs For Quintet (ECM).
Tom Green Septet - Skyline * (Spark).
Alex Garnett - Andromeda (Whirlwind).
Wildflower Sextet - Wildflower. (Jellymould).
These are purely my choices, I'm sure our other reviewers/readers will have their own ideas so please let us have them.
* The Tom Green Septet are at the Jazz Café (Newcastle) on Tuesday Feb. 24.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
You’re talkin’ to someone but you don’t know who.
(Review by Lance).
Friday, January 23, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
(Review by Lance).
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
Sunday, January 18, 2015
(Review by Lance/photo courtesy of Mike Tilley).
Saturday, January 17, 2015
(Review by Lance).
It's not for me to comment on anything other than the music - not even the title! Gilad's political views have long caused controversy but - freedom of speech, Je suis, and freedom in music too. Gilad represents freedom in music without losing qualities that are music. The Whistle Blower is an emotional release that contains excitement alongside the most romantic saxophone playing I've ever heard in contemporary (ish) jazz. Maybe if Hodges or Webster had been born on the day they died they could have found in Gilad a soulmate.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) directed by Tommy Smith proudly presents The Jazz Genius of Billy Strayhorn
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
(Review by Lance).
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Start time is 9pm and admission is free.
Meanwhile, attractions at the Café this week are:
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Sad to hear of the death of drummer Billy Mordue who passed away yesterday (Jan. 9) aged 86.
Friday, January 09, 2015
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Durham University Big Band to Première 2014 Durham Distillery Composition Prize Winning Composition at Pizza Express
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Monday, January 05, 2015
Another NK program features the full version of the Four Seasons with each season interspersed with his own Orchestra of Life improvising jazzier/folkier items including It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing.
Again available until January 29.
PS: Thank you Flore for drawing this latter program to my attention and, by default, the former!
Sunday, January 04, 2015
Saturday, January 03, 2015
Friday, January 02, 2015
(Review by Lance).
Thursday, January 01, 2015
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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.)