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Today Tuesday June 18

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

Lickety Split - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB.Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations).

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 813983 (info). 8:00pm. £5.00. (inc raffle). Line-up inc special guest Don Fairley (trombone).

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

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Kings of Cool Monday Nov. 26 Radio 2 @ 10pm.

(From Radio 2 Preview) 
(Thanks to Liz for drawing this series to our attention.)
Following on from last year's Strong and Sassy, jazz lover Moira Stuart turns her attention to the Kings Of Cool, exploring the lives and careers of some of her favourite jazzmen.
Over this four-part series, we'll be looking at the fascinating lives of Mel Torme, Chet Baker, Lou Rawls, Joe Williams and Billy Eckstine. Moira shares her passion for jazz as she discovers explores the personal journeys of each artists, with the help of notable contributors.
In episode one Moira looks at the life and career of "The Velvet Fog", Mel Torme, as we immerse ourselves in his legacy through some great archive interviews of the man himself and performing live with the BBC Big Band. We also hear Mel's story through the eyes of those that were part of his journey - his son, Steve March Torme, BBC Big Band leader Barry Forgie and authors Will Friedwald and James Gavin.
Alongside all of this, hear why Mel had a love/hate relationship with Frank Sinatra and just how quickly he penned most famous composition, The Christmas Song. Radio 2 link.


1 comment :

Lance said...

Excellent programme about one of the all-time great jazz singers. Remember vividly hearing Mel with Shearing at RFH.

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