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Thursday 6: Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, Holystone, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free. OUTDOOR gig.

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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