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In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Angie King/Roy Williams - Somerton House Hotel Lockerbie Jazz Festival Sunday Afternoon Oct 3.

Angie King (vcl), Roy Williams (tmb), Tom Finlay (pno), Brian Shiels (bs).
I was pleased to have the opportunity to hear Angie again, particularly as the gig was at the same hotel I was staying at and, as Roy was using Herbie's trombone, it made it easy for me to collect the horn afterwards.
Looking good, Angie opened up with I Thought About You and followed it up with When Sunny Gets Blue. Two great songs sung impeccably and with that touch of class that separates the excellent from the merely very good. Angie's pitching never falters and her phrasing is her own.
I talked about spine-tingling moments in Carol Kidd's gig, well, Angie had her own in A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. Other numbers in her set included I've Got The World on a String, Skylark, Love Is Here to Stay and several more.
Knocked out!
Roy, coming to terms with a strange instrument, nevertheless sounded good on his solo features Nobody Else But Me (Jerome Kern's swansong) and For You, For me, Forever More.
On piano, Tom Finlay played some nice solos and Brian Shiels - who seemed to pop up everywhere - is an impressive bassist.
It was a nice laid back afternoon by four great musicians.
Lance.

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