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Randy Brecker: "It's still a thrill for me today to stand out front of a big band as the soloist and hear all that sound going on behind you. It brings the best out of me" - (DownBeat June 2019).

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2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Monday May 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

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Friday, October 26, 2018

CD Review: Judith - The Second time Around

Judith Lorick (vocal); Eric Reed (piano); Jeremy Pelt (trumpet); McClenty Hunter (drums); Kiyoshi Kitagawa (bass); Chris Lewis (tenor).
(Review by Lance).
Another album that's as good as any in the current rush of jazz vocal albums, mainly female, that are flooding the market like cut-price booze in a supermarket.
Lorick has a distinctive sound - she's not blatantly cloning anyone - the songs are sound and the band is ace. But, like I said in a previous review (Mike Bogle Trio), it's difficult to be over enthusiastic when the distant divas are still available on disc or download and, even if they weren't, there are so many great singers vying to get their vocal chords in front of the pack that it's difficult to single one out.
Lorick is a front-runner,  nice sound, full of emotion and no pointless scatting. Well worth checking out if you haven't been brought up listening to your grandparents' favourites.
Great songs and a band to die for - Pelt's trumpet playing's the tops.
Lance.
Why Did I Choose You?; Lucky to Be Me; Wild is the Wind; For All We Know/I'll Be Seeing You; He Needs Me; If You Could See Me Now; I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life; When I Look in Your Eyes; Hymne à l'amour (If You Love Me); The Second Time Around.

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