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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.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My One and Only Love - Coltrane/Hartman

Just love this track from one of my favourite discs. John Coltrane could do 'pretty' when required and Johnny Hartman has the resonance of Billy Eckstine and the satin sound of Nat Cole - he should have been right up there with them.
If you can't get the girl/boy with this - go take a bath.

8 comments :

Roly said...

This song is a sublime example of the lyric writers craft. Actually craft is the wrong word - it's an art form. It's special.
Roly

Lance said...

Amazingly, as the song is a staple part of the gasbook, composer, Guy Wood, and lyricist, Robert Mellin, were born in Manchester and Surrey respectively. Of course, by 1952 when the song was written, they were naturalised Americans.

Roly said...

Well we gave them the great Ray Noble too but I believe he just worked over there then came back.
My mum loves all the Noble/Al Bowly stuff and having heard a lot of it at her house, so do I.
I much prefer Bowly to his contemporary Mr Crosby.
Roly
PS Is it Bowly or Bowlly?

Lance said...

Bowlly - 2 'ells'. He always reminded me - and I mean this in the nicest possible way - of Bud Flanagan. Similar vocal texture.
How on earth did we manage to go from John Coltrane to Bud Flanagan?!

Roly said...

Was it not Bud's nephew Tommy who played with Trane on the original recording of Giant Steps?
Roly (only kidding)

Lance said...

Nice one!

Liz said...

Well I am just so full up after listening to that great fave of mine...the romance is so full on you can taste it...oh & that middle eight...

Hil said...

It just makes your toes curl..;o)

I also love Johnny's version of 'Lush Life'

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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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