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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.

Evening

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

CD Review: Viktoria Tolstoy - Letters to Herbie.

Viktoria Tolstoy (vcl); Jakob Karlzon (pno/keys); Krister Jonsson (gtrs); Matthias Svensson (bs); Rasmus Kihlberg (dms).
Special guests: Nils Landgren (tmb/vcl); Magnus Lindgren (woodwind).
A celebration of the music of Herbie Hancock lyricised and sung by Swedish singer Viktoria Tolstoy.
A challenge for both singer and listener as Ms Tolstoy has avoided the familiar numbers such as Watermelon Man and Canteloupe Island in favour of lesser known ones including Trust Me, Chan's Song, Butterfly, Chemical Residue and others.
Despite her attractive voice this isn't a disc that is likely to knock you for six from the opening bars. Rather it sort of creeps up on you and, as familiarity grows, so does it appeal.
Paradoxically, my personal favourite is the title track - Letter to Herbie - which wasn't written by Hancock at all but by Nils Landgren who produced the album as well as playing trombone and singing with Tolstoy.
The disc is released on Sept 5.
Viktoria Tolstoy - Letters to Herbie. ACT 9519-2.
Lance.

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