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Brian Harvey: "The exciting day arrived and we [as under age school boys] snuck into the [pub's] rehearsal room, sat awkwardly to attention on hard chairs in a row facing the band and heard our first - very loud - live jazz. What an occasion that was - we even drank beer because we understood that's what jazz people did and that's what the band were drinking." - (Just Jazz June 2020)

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

My CDs of the Year

Impossible to pick one disc or even twenty but the the three highlighted below are my joint favourites:
Buck Clayton Legacy Band - Claytonia
Cécile McLorin Salvant - Womanchild
Tommy Smith - In The Spirit of Duke.
The following are within a whisker away:
Greg Abate Quartet - Time For Dave.
John Abercrombie Quartet - 39 Steps
All Hands on Deck - Man Overboard
Blue Touch Paper - Drawing Breath
Burak Bedikyan - Circle of Life
Rachael Cohen - Half Time
Kate Daniels - Atmospherics.
Brass Jaw - Minted.
Mike Jones Trio - Plays Well With Others.
Brian Molley - Clock.
Simon Spillett Quartet - Square One (cd/vinyl).
Then there are the reissues and now we're talking!
French New Wave - MJQ/Miles/Messengers/Solal/Wilen/Legrand.
Back Door - BBC in Concert. (vinyl)
Ronnie Scott Quintet - Featuring Alan Skidmore (vinyl)
I've deliberately excluded local north east artists so as to avoid suggestions of favouritism although the four, highly recommended discs below have, to a greater or lesser extent, common denominators amongst the personnel - a sort of musical incest;
ACV - Busk
Paul Edis - Just Like Me
Zoe Gilby - Twelve Stories
Saxophonics - The River Flows at Night.
So now let's have your selections!
Lance.


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