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Tony Fisher: In the heyday of that scene [the1960s] there were about 120 musicians in London who did everything and of course, if you made a mistake you were never called again." - (Jazz Journal online, 19 September 2019).

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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.

Today

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.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

London Jazz Festival - Gwilym Simcock @ St. James's Church, Piccadilly.

Gwilym Simcock (solo piano).
After being caught up in the hustle and bustle of city folk going about the act of earning their daily bread it was good to relax. Firstly, in the Chandos pubwith a pint of Sam Smith's Old Brewery Bitter and a plate of fish and chips whilst reading a Carmen McRae biography purchased for £2.99. and secondly in St. James's Church, Piccadilly, in anticipation of a solo recital by Gwilym Simcock. I've had occasion to review Simcock several times recently - live with The Impossible Gentleman and on CD with his recent Mercury nominated release Good Days at Schloss Elmau. Much of today's material was from that disc and it stood up as well live as it did on record.
This personable young man has technique to spare and he demonstrated it admirably with the church's wonderful acoustics making this the perfect showcase.
On the CD I quoted Northern Smiles as being my favourite track (ok maybe I'm biased) and the packed church seemingly agreed awarding it the afternoon's biggest round of applause.
Can't wait to hear him again.
Lance.

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