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In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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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.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Best of the November CDs & Gigs










Gigs of the Month.

1=Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe (22)
1=Mick Shoulder Quintet @ Blaydon Jazz Club (18)
3=Alan Glen Trio @ The Globe (15)
3=The Manfreds w. Georgie Fame @ Sage Gateshead (28)
5: Kansas Smitty's House Band @ Sage Gateshead (9)

CDS of the Month.
1: Jazz City UK Vol. 2 - The Jam Sessions.
2: Christopher Hollyday - Telepathy.
3: Mike Durham's Classic Jazz Party - Pleasure Mad.
4=Peter Lin - With Respect.
4=Helen Kay - Moon Palace.

As always, these are my personal preferences so, let's have yours.
Lance.
PS: Not forgetting my Book of the Month: Maxine Gordon - Sophisticated Giant. 

3 comments :

Russell said...

Gigs of the month: Classic Jazz Party & Mick Shoulder Quintet.

Patti said...

I may be prejudiced (!) - but I'd also say gig of the month, Classic Jazz Party (a full weekend of hot jazz treats), and Mick Shoulder Quintet (with Lewis Watson) at Roly's Black Bull venue following closely!

Steve T said...

Another quiet'n. Perhaps I've retired and Mrs T just hasn't told me yet.

Stanley Clarke @ Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London, 20th.
RNCM plays Zappa @ Union, Metropolitan University, Manchester, 30th.
Soft Machine @ Sage Two, 6th.
Fatoumate Diawara @ Sage Two, 19th.

A couple of good CDs: Square One and Sarathy Korwar (a rare 5-star review from Jazzwise).

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