Bebop Spoken There
Trudy Kerr: "My dad sings a bit, quite well, and when he's had a few drinks, thinks he's Louis Armstrong " – (Jazz Journal May 2008).
John McDonough: "Yes I saw Coltrane close up and he sounded perfectly dreadful." – (Down Beat October 1999).
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12 noon Rock 'n' Roll Revue (Dir.Joseph Kohn.1956. 40 mins). Featuring Ellington, Nat Cole and others.
2:00 pm Rhythm and Blues Revue (Dir. Joseph Kohn & Leonard Reed. 1955. 71 mins). Featuring Lionel Hampton, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Big Joe Turner, Nat Cole and others. Admission free all day.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Humph's Bad Penny Blues makes the cut as does Getz' Girl From Ipanema and, of course, Take Five.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The latest batch comprises:
John Coltrane - Giant Steps; Coltrane Jazz; My Favourite Things; Coltrane Plays The Blues; Coltrane's Sound.
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come; Change of the Century; This is Our Music; Free Jazz; Ornette!
Herbie Mann - At The Village Gate; Do The Bossa Nova With Herbie Mann; Nirvana (w. Bill Evans' Trio); Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty; Hold on, I'm Comin'.
Al Jarreau - We Got By; Glow; All Fly Home; This Time; Breakin' Away.
Antonio Carlos Jobim - The Wonderful World of ACJ; Love, Strings and Jobim; A Certain Mr. Jobim; Urubu; Terra Brasilis.
What can I say? The equivalent of 25 classic LPs that, give or take a couple, should be in every collection. Personally I was delighted to get my hands on Coltrane Plays the Blues. It's long been on my wish list and here it is.
Amazing that all these years later Ornette Coleman sounds almost mainstream - almost!
Al Jarreau, Jobim, Herbie Mann - unbeatable at their craft.
I've left the best till last - you can pick them up on Amazon for £6 - £12 each.
Maybe even cheaper elsewhere!
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Wednesday, August 03, 2011
- 12:00 - 12:45 Noel Dennis Quartet featuring Chris Hibbard (tmb).
- 13:00 - 13:45 Saxophonics.
- 14:00 - 14:45 Milestones – The Next Step.
- 15:00 - 16:30 Singers’ Day (Gilby, Lambert, Hannon, Kelly) Part One.
- 16:45 - 17:30 Singers Day Part Two (as above).
- 17:45 - 18:30 Spelk.
- 18:45 - 19:30 Mark William Trio.
- 19:45 - 20:30 Legohead.
- 20:45 - 21:30 Funk Regulators.
- I heard it on the grapevine the unconfirmed report that the Claude Werner Quartet has pulled out of the 16:45 spot hence the Part Two of Singers' Day replacement. Presented in conjunction with Jazz Action.
- ...and there won't be a Shadow in sight. Lance.
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
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Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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