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Today Tuesday January 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Cancelled - room being decorated back on Jan. 28.

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Evening

Air4ce - Cluny 2, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel: 0191 230 4474. Doors 7:30pm. £8.00. Ginger Baker tribute featuring regional jazz & blues musicians.

Acoustic Infusion with the Mighty Horns - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Lorez Alexander

During the bands break at the Hoochie Coochie last night the DJ played some really cool sounds.
 When I heard this it really made me sit up and listen....the arrangement of "Send in the Clowns"  totally had my interest. OK the experts will perhaps say its rather dated and maybe been done before...but I just loved it.
 The superb lady vocalist I had never heard of before, was Lorez Alexandria, she died 10 yrs ago...
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VWnB-OM-GY&feature=related

Hil.

2 comments :

Ann Alexander said...

Hil, I noticed this really good version of the song as well. It was a nice change from the usual flowing folky version that I listen to - Judy Collins I think. I believe the song was written originally for a particular singer with a very small vocal range.
Ann Alex

Liz said...

Yes Ann that is correct, it was written by my hero Stephen Sondheim for Glynis Johns for her role of Desiréé in " A little night music" She had a limited range. In a later production at the Olivier Theatre Judi Dench took this part, which of course was an ideal vehicle for her as she is not a singer, but like Glynis Johns had the acting experience & the charisma for this important role
Liz