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13,822 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1239 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 18).

From This Moment On ...

October

Thu 21: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 21: NUJO Jazz Jam @ Bar Loco, Newcastle. 7:00pm. Newcastle University Jazz Orchestra.
Thu 21: Alter Ego @ St James' & St Basil's Church, Newcastle 7:30pm.
Thu 21: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 21: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 22: Mick Shoulder Quartet @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. Quartet featuring Alex Clarke (BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year finalist).
Fri 22: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 22: Paul Edis Trio w Ruth Lambert @ St Cuthbert's Centre, Crook. 7:30pm.
Fri 22: Michael Feinstein @ Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Fri 22: King Bees @ Louie's Liquor Store, Bigg Market, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Fri 22: Peter Morgan Trio @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 23: Mary Coughlan @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sat 23: Têtes de Pois @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 24 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 24: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 24: Voices of Virtue Gospel Choir @ The Globe, Newcastle. 4:00pm.
Sun 24: Milne Glendinning Band @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 25: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Love Is Here To Stay

In collaboration with http://www.priceminister.co.uk/nav/Music_Vinyl/f2/Jazz - Bebop Spoken Here is in Valentine's Day mood.
priceMinister have invited bloggers to post their 3 favourite jazzy romantic songs - in their words "The ones that float your boat."
We would like to find out what songs make music bloggers weak at the knees in 2011 by telling us your 3 favourite jazzy love tunes (any style or period as long as they do the trick for you).
I'm going to get things going with my 3.
I Only Have Eyes For You - Tomorrow, the north-east's Jazz Royalty, Zoe Gilby and Andy Champion, tie the knot so it is fitting that I choose a song from her repertoire. It's a good one anyway but this makes it special. Best wishes to the happy couple. The Way You Look Tonight - Irving Berlin's line -...Keep that breathless charm... is just so perfect and so descriptive..
I Fall in Love Too Easily - whether sung by Frank or Chet you feel it is coming from the heart - your heart!

I've done my bit - let's hear it from you romantics out there.

Lance.

Sarah Ellen Hughes links

Sentimental Reasons.

Touch of your Lips.

A Time For Love.

23 comments :

Liz said...

My one & only love
My romance
It could happen to you

and about a million others!!
Liz

Ann Alexander said...

My vote goes for' You're The Top'

'You'd be so Nice to come Home To'
and
'I Get a Kick out of You'

All Cole Porter songs. His lyrics are wonderfully creative
Ann Alex

Russell said...

Another Cole Porter tune - 'What Is This Thing Called Love?' or should that be 'What? Is This Thing Called Love?'

Russell

Olive R said...

My Romance,
This time The Dream's On Me always brings a tear to my eye whether I'm listening to it or singing.
That's All.
Olive R

Sarah Ellen Hughes said...

Now, 3 romantic jazzy songs... I love you (for sentimental reasons) recorded by Kurt Elling on Live in Chicago, and there's a live clip on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfviUUEGBEY. What I particularly like about his interpretation is that instead of singing "I love you," he sings "I love you." Excellent!


The Touch of your Lips recorded by Tony Bennett and Bill Evans on their 1975 album. As it goes through Bill's key-changes it feels happier and happier. I also love Tony's interpretation of the melody when it goes into swing. It's on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuDx1hwKuXA

A Time For Love recorded by Shirley Horn. She is untouchable as a ballad singer. I love how torturously slow this song is, and the spaces in her phrasing. It's magic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSL5AHhpi6U

Jill said...

Jill said.
I only have eyes for you
That old devil called love
Moonlight in Vermont

Daryl Sherman said...

A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
(you don't have to be British or passionate about aviary life to feel all mushy inside when hearing this song...it's one of my most requested)

More Than You Know
("loving you the way that I do..there's nothing I can do about it")

Come Rain Or Come Shine
(nice to think that love can be unconditional)

Kerry Hodgkin said...

1. The title track of Ian Shaw's album Somewhere Towards Love (written by Ian).
2. Liane Carroll's version of Picture in a Frame by Tom Waits.
3. Would it be awfully pushy of me to suggest my own version of Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison on my album Table in the Corner?

Brenda Sokell said...

let me think.... 'I'm Glad There is You' Two Sleepy People, Moon River (Tim loves the last one)

Debra M said...

My current favourites are Close Your Eyes, You Go To My Head & My Funny Valentine....

Anonymous said...

I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket. Especially the version on 'Ella & Louis Again'with a rhythm section of Oscar Peterson, Louis Bellson, Ray Brown and Herb Ellis. An object example of how to swing.

Lindsay H said...

14th February-Billy Bragg
Guess who I saw today?-Carmen Mcrae version
Romeo & Juliet-Dire Straits
Awwww..getting all emotional just thinking about it..

Germaine said...

Sorry Lance but just too many good songs. And I've cut out all the unrequited love etc and stuck with two people in love.
I am very aware that the choice is that of an OAP centred on the Great American songbook; I haven't touched Stevie Wonder or show tunes. If you are looking for lyrics about loving (rather than being in love,) for me it's Stephen Sondheim. Try,for instance 'You must meet my wife.'or 'Remember '- just wonderful but not jazz.

I think it's the first 3 but it could equally well be any of the others, were I a little younger.

Folks who live on the hill.
There's a small Hotel.
Our Romance


Night and Day
Just you just me.
Day by Day
In a sentimental mood.
I didn't know what time it was.
The very thought of you.
Nearness of you.
Lullaby of Birdland
You go to my head.
Making whoopee.
IT could happen to you.

Liz said...

Love reading all these choices, I think we girls are reading from the same hymn sheet! Germaine I too Am a Stephen Sondheim fan, big time, I almost chose Losing my mind
Liz

Elsie said...

Ella and Louis: The Nearness of You.

Too many others to post, but this is the best.

Hil said...

My favourite male vocalist Tony Bennett has got to be one of my top 3. I think for the beautifully romantic lyrics, his version of "La vie en Rose" with K.D. Lang takes some beating.
"The Look of Love" by Diana Krall.
Then last but not least my favourite female vocalist (bar 1!) Carmen McRae singing "What are you doing the rest of your life"
This song was played as the beautiful bride at Thursday's wedding walked towards the man she loves.
Hil.

Verona Chard said...

Easy To Love by Cole Porter - from the album 'CHARLIE PARKER WITH STRINGS' - 1950
Personnel: Charlie Parker (alto sax), Joseph Singer (french horn), Edwin C. Brown (oboe), Sam Kaplan, Howard Kay, Harry Melnikoff, Sam Rand, Ziggy Smirnoff (violin), Isadore Zir (viola), Maurice Brown (cello), Verley Mills (harp), Bernie Leighton (piano), Ray Brown (bass), Buddy Rich (drums), Joe Lippman (arrange, conductor)
Lullaby of Birdland by George Shearing with lyrics by George David Weiss and recorded by Sarah Vaughn in December, 1954, for Mercury with trumpeter Clifford Brown.
(as a tribute to Robert Eberall a fan of mine who suported a lot of my gigs and who died on 2 Jan 2011).
Early Bird Tango by Charlotte Glasson - from the album charlotte's world wide web - 2010 (this was the song Andrew and I danced to at our wedding last Sept 5 2010 with the Charlotte Glasson Band playing live)

Judith said...

Star Eyes was the tune that jumped into my head when Lance mentioned this.
At Last by Etta James is another.
I was going to go for Satin Doll - lyric Johnny Mercer - but I heard Monk's Well You Needn't by Fiona at the Jazz Café I decided on that although I'm not sure if it is exactly Valentiney!

gene said...

" I LOVE YOU, for several dirty reasons "
[ sorry ]aseniz

. said...

"I'll Only Miss Him When I Think Of Him"
- sung with incredible feeling by Carol Kidd. Sigh...

Terry Blaine said...

East of the Sun, Our Love is Here to Stay, Embraceable You.... truly off the top!

Ray Carless said...

Lonnies Lament - Coltrane ballad that is probably my all-time favourite -, Beautiful Love and Lover Man.

Anonymous said...

well I'm nipping in with "I'll never smile again" as a tribute to Sir George Shearing
Liz

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