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Anat Cohen: "With the tenor, it's so iconic with jazz. With the clarinet, I can improvise, but it doesn't have to be called jazz." - (DownBeat July 2019)

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Today Tuesday June 18

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc raffle). Line-up inc special guest Don Fairley (trombone).

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

Saturday, July 26, 2008

More Canadian Capers - Diana Krall

Seems like these Canadians are everywhere. After Michael Bublé and George McDonald; Diana Krall. Not that Mrs Costello was at The Arena or Blaydon Sports and Social Club just as I wasn't at the Montreal Jazz Festival of 2004. Fortunately Diana Krall was at that prestigious event and the results are on a DVD they were selling off in our local library.
It was a brilliant performance although, at first, I did struggle a little outside of the comfort zone of the GASB that she usually works in. At this gig, her program included a lot of self-penned (with husband Elvis) originals that took their time to grab me but when they did... I sang castrato ...
Great vocals and great piano from the lady. Great guitar from Anthony Wilson whilst Peter Erskine (drums) and Robert Hurst (bass) rounded off the rhythm section for one and a half hours of magic.
It's quite amazing the way Princess Di can play an intricate phrase of maybe 8 or 16 bars then take both hands off the keyboard, run her fingers through her hair, adjust her top and go back to the phrase seemingly without missing a beat.
I think I'm in love.

2 comments :

Liz said...

OMG, you got it bad...and that ain't good!

Lance said...

It sure ain't. I'm married, she's married, you're married, everybody's married. No chance for growing old disgracefully!

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