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Friday, August 28, 2015

Tonight @ The Proms

Tonight (August 28) tune-in to BBC 4 (7:30pm) for three hours and more of what promises to be a feast of jazz. Friday Night at the Proms: The Story of Swing (first broadcast live on Radio 3, August 11) does what it says on the tin. Clare Teal (pictured), Guy Barker and a cast of thousands swing the Albert Hall. The so-called ‘jazz diva’ label often attributed to legendary figures in the jazz world is examined in Queens of Jazz: the Joy and Pain of the Jazz Divas (BBC 4, 9:45pm) following the Proms concert. 
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3 comments :

Patti D. said...

I only saw part of this - highly interesting to see the classically trained musicians getting into the groove - some of the time at least. It just goes to show - what is that thing called swing - and how is it done? Guy Barker did a great job - and I saw our very own Alan Barnes!! Not that I heard his name mentioned at the end - or did I miss this?

Lance said...

I was a tad disappointed - possibly because of my familiarity with the originals - and I didn't think the RAH acoustics did them any favours.

Liz said...

once again Lance I do agree, even though I haven't yet seen it all, I was not wild about it. The acoustics were the same for the Sinatra show, not great...still it is good to see our genre of music recognised at the Proms

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