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Dayna Stephens: "I always tell them [students] there will never be anyone who will play it [EWI] as technically proficient as this cat [Michael Brecker] did." - (JazzTimes June 2019).

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Today Tuesday June 25

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

Jam Session - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, 59 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel. 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. Free. Trio Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Jazz Café

Prior to The Bridge gig, I dropped in - or perhaps I should say swum in - as is my wont on a Sunday, to the Jazz Café where Peter Gilligan was doing some nice keyboard things. Claire Kelly sang Guilty - what a great tune! I first heard it as one of Mel Tormé's very early recordings (The Mel-Tones w. Artie Shaw). This was followed by early Sinatra and I Concentrate on You
After Claire left, Dawn, an opera singer with some commendable jazz leanings did If I Were a Bell, Satin Doll and the seemingly obligatory Summertime among others.
It was a nice place to shelter from the rain.
Lance.

1 comment :

Liz said...

one of the things I like about Lance's reviews of gigs is the mention of forgotten songs...Guilty is one of them. I just listened to that Meltones version on Spotify...a great number, I remember it from the war years on the radio, people like Anne Shelton sang songs like that..I was so young at the time, but had this passion for a good number...this had it in spades
Liz

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