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Saturday, December 21, 2013

QUIZ ANYONE? - Ruth Lambert Trio at The Gala Theatre, Durham. December 20



(Review/Photos by Jerry)
1] “Lithuanians and Lats do it…….” [Invitational?]
2] “Beautiful music, faint as  Will o’ the Wisp..” [Ornithological?]
3] “….Never seen things going so right,,,” [Meteorological?]
4]”Your love is rain / My heart a flower…” [Drinkable?]
5]”Why be afraid of whether / This little dream may fade…” [Amorous?]
6]”I need someone to rock me…” [Instructional?]
7]” You’d be so nice by the fire…” [Domestic?]
    8]”So lucky to be / The one you run to see…” [Sequential?]
    9]”Have fun, you lucky people / The drink and the laugh’s on me…” [Optical?]
10]”Slip a sable…under the tree…for me…” [Exhortatory?]
 In spite of Met Office warnings and louring skies, there was another big turn-out today to hear a great selection of tunes. Upbeat and happy, blues or bossa nova, whimsical or melancholic, seasonal or for all times, but always melodic and oh-so-cleverly penned, as you would expect from the likes of Hoagy, Cole Porter, Sammy Cahn, Irving Berlin, as well as Jobim and (left-field, but OH SO GOOD!) Bonnie Raitt! Ruth exercised her full vocal range from deep and mellow which warmed the room, to a very high top note which set off sirens (seemingly) on Milburngate Bridge. Mick and Giles accompanied her sensitively, allowing the lyrics to engage the audience, then soloing and taking centre-stage themselves. Mick did some slap-bass (?) on one song which was the OPPOSITE of louring skies and did everything on one “moody” number where Giles had a rest! Giles himself played in a variety of styles -some lovely latin rhythms and one fine blues solo stick in the mind.
Altogether delightful and it has put me in the mood for Christmas!!
Jerry.

10 comments :

Anonymous said...

By way of explanation: 1-10 above are quotes from the numbers Ruth sang. The brackets are cryptic clues to the titles so CRY ME A RIVER (which Ruth did not sing - shame!) might have been described as [Lachrymose?] JERRY

Russell said...

Off the top of my head...

1) Let's Do It
2) Skylark
3) ?
4) ?
5)S'Wonderful
6) Love Me Like a Man
7) You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
8) ?
9) Black Coffee
10) ?

I'm hummimg the blank ones. someone else can fill them in and/or correct my effort!

Anonymous said...

1,2,6,7 correct! You are top-scorer so far, Russell!
3 was "the opposite of louring skies",4 was the bossa nova mentioned in my comments (as was its composer) and 10 a seasonal wish-list! Any help? JERRY

Russell said...

Hi Jerry

3) Blue Skies
4) Jobim - can't get the title, yet!

Anonymous said...

50% now - Blue Skies it was.
For Jobim, think water to drink (in either Iberian language).
10's EASY (honest!) A favourite of Ruth's.... a wish-list for Dec 24, exhorting haste from a jolly chap in red!

Lance said...

9 Heavenly optics.

EmmaFiskJazzVio said...

10 Santa Baby?

Anonymous said...

Spot on, Emma!
Yes, "Heavenly" for ANGEL EYES, Lance.
Which just leaves 4,5,and 8, I think.
JERRY

Lance said...

4: Aqua etc...
5: Don't say this to Zoe if Andy's around!
8: Frequently talking to one's self.

Anonymous said...

4: sim, exacto. Agua de Beber
5: Sound advice!
8: was "Time after Time"
JERRY

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