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Wednesday February 24

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE BICKERSTAFF, BECCY OWEN, REMI HARRIS & GWILYM SIMCOCK

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12,535 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 254 of them this year alone and, so far, 105 this month (Feb. 24).

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Prom 59 - The Broadway sound.

After missing out on Seth McFarlane at Ronnie's on Thursday I decided to watch tonight's Prom which featured, among others, Seth with John Wilson's Orchestra. Hearing Seth backed by the Geordie André Rieu is somewhat different to hearing him backed by the Ronnie Scott Jazz Orchestra - I wish! Nevertheless, he is a man for all seasons and he coped well on Sue Me from Guys and Dolls as well as the other numbers. A few jazzmen kicking around the orchestra. Matt Skelton on drums and I think that could have been Mark Nightingale among the trombones. Away from Seth, I liked Anna Jane Casey's Don't Rain on My Parade. AJC also led the team of dancers in the encore which was a splendid tap routine.
It's good to see The Proms expanding its horizons - the NYJO and Martin Taylor's Spirit of Django concerts were excellent. 
Tonight wasn't a jazz night but there were some nice moments for those of us who believe a song doesn't have to be decimated into a hundred choruses to be enjoyed! Personally I enjoy both the decimated and pre-decimated versions of the popular song.
Lance.

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