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14378 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 597 of them this year alone and, so far, 2 this month (July 2).

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July

Sun 03 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 03: Smokin’ Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm.
Sun 03: Ruth Lambert & Martin Craggs @ The Exchange, North Shields. 1:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Abbie Finn Trio @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Wild Women of Wylam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 4:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 5:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jazz Jam @ The Exchange, North Shields. 6:30pm. A Blues, Jazz & Swing Festival event.
Sun 03: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 04: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Wed 06: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 06: Michael Bublé @ Durham County Cricket Club, Chester le Street. Doors: 5:00pm.
Wed 06: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 06: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 06: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 07: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 07: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 07: Lara Jones + Echo Juliet @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 07: Thursday Night Prayer Meeting @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Free admission (donations).
Thu 07: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 07: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 08: Alex Clarke Quartet @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00.
Fri 08: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 08: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 08: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.

Sat 09: Jazz Stage @ Mouth of the Tyne Festival: Zoë Gilby Duo (12 noon); Vieux Carré Jazzmen (1:35pm); Harmony Brass (3:10pm); Ruth Lambert Quartet (4:40pm). Outdoor stage adjacent to Tynemouth Priory.

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 :

Anonymous 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

Anonymous 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.

Anonymous 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?

Anonymous 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?!

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Nice one!

Anonymous 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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