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Randy Brecker: "It's still a thrill for me today to stand out front of a big band as the soloist and hear all that sound going on behind you. It brings the best out of me" - (DownBeat June 2019).

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2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Monday May 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

My Favourite Jazz Solo of the Year.

I've been to countless gigs and heard countless solos yet, amazingly, one has stayed with me above almost all of the rest - Karen Sharp blowing tenor on Get Out of Town at the Scarborough Jazz Festival.
It was a solo of Gonsalvesian length yet, like Paul Gonsalves' epic solo at Newport '56, it never flagged but built up logically and constructively without resorting to crowd-pleasing honks and screeches.
Running it close was the two versions I heard by Tim Garland of Killer Joe; the most recent being last Sunday at the Bridge Hotel.It was a difficult decision but Karen's better looking than Tim!
Lance.

1 comment :

Russell said...

Hi Lance

Solo of the Year 2010...Eugene Chadbourne (playing guitar) with Roger Turner and Andy Champion at the Bridge Hotel. Another memorable occasion was at the Jazz Action day at the Stockton Riverside Fringe Festival when Noel Dennis joined ACV for some bravura trumpet playing on 'Without Bones'

Russell

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