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Davina Lozier: "So many people never settle into who they really are. They just do what they want to do because they want to be Oscar Peterson or Muddy Waters or Britney Spears. But I am what I am: a chubby, 40-year-old woman who's still doing it." - (DownBeat, December 2019).

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Today Tuesday November 12

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 1:15pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

Evening

Jazz

Not Now Charlie - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

Blues

Sugaray Rayford - Cluny, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel 0191 230 4474. 8:00pm. £15.00.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

The Song Is Ended But...

In an earlier post, Liz bemoaned the closing down of 'The Jazz' on DAB radio. Well, as I pointed out, although it has gone away on DAB - what's so special about DAB anyway? - it remains on cable and via PC/Classic FM although to access it via the latter medium requires greater cyberpatience than I have. On cable however, the presenters may have gone but the music lingers on.
Today I heard a beautiful version of 'Bewitched' by Paul Desmond and Jim Hall followed by, I think, Chet Baker singing 'Long Ago and Far Away' à la Roly Veitch - or should that be vice versa? Whatever, pure magic either way.
Mention of Roly prompts me to draw attention to his site which is linked further down the page. Roly refers to Becky Kilgore as his favourite singer and it would be difficult to disagree with him on that - Gwyneth Herbert not withstanding!
Check out Ms Kilgore singing 'You're a Lucky Guy' if you can find it.

1 comment :

Liz said...

Well, we haven't got Cable Lance,our friend has, but there is no commentary now with the music, and the classic FM jobby is on really late.
DAB is good because there is no interference no matter where it is placed(in my case kitchen window sill)I was reading that thejazz had really been on the increase for the listening public, and the writer said there was a lobby to try & get it back in some form or another.I wish...

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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.
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