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Today Friday November 22

Afternoon

Jazz

Sue Ferris Trio - The Merry Monk, 30 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1:00pm. £5.00. Pub adjacent to Bishop Auckland Town Hall.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.

Mick Shoulder Quintet - Traveller's Rest, West Auckland Road, Darlington DL3 9ER. 8:00pm. (doors 7:30pm). £8.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club.

Tenement Jazz Band - Theatre Hullabaloo, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 405405. 8:00pm. £14.00. Darlington NOJB.

Blues/Soul/Funk etc.

Ishmael Ensemble - Cobalt Studios, Boyd Street, Newcastle NE2 1AP. 8:00pm. £7.47.

Catfish Keith - Old Cinema Launderette, Marshall Terrace, Durham DH1 2HX. 8:30pm. £18.00. + £1.80. bf.

The Odels - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

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

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Melody Gardot.

The latest "jazz chick" on the block is Melody Gardot who seems to have been popping up on the various breakfast TV shows just about every other day.
I'm always suspicious when mainstream television makes reference to jazz - usually the performer in question is peripheral to say the least.
Melody Gardot isn't - she is the real deal. A voice, seductive enough to make an MP come clean about his expences, that sinuates itself around the song in the manner of a twenty-first century Peggy Lee or a sexy Madeline Peyroux.
Her current 'buzz album' is "My One And Only Thrill" on which Melody even manages to make my most unfavourite song, "Over The Rainbow", tingle.
You can listen to the album for free on Spotify. Try the title track or "If The Stars Were Mine."
Melody is well named.
Interesting to know what others think. (click here for Londonjazz link to Melody Gardot.)
Lance.

2 comments :

The LondonJazz site said...

I reviewed a live radio broadcast which Melody Gardot did for Radio 2 recently, and that spurred a bit of comment....

http://londonjazz.blogspot.com/2009/05/live-melody-gardot.html

Liz said...

Yes Lance, my brother who knows a thing or two about good singers & musicians too has mentioned her to me this very day. He describes her voice as fantastic..I listened to that album, and I agree.I had never heard of her until now, but I knew you would have!
Liz

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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.
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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to all of them other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
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Finally, bear in mind that this is a jazz-based site when submitting your album.
Lance