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Brian Carrick: "I contacted Max Jones of Melody Maker and offered to be his correspondent in the States, but I should have done what Ken Colyer had done, get a job on a ship and then jump ship in the States. So I didn't make it [to New Orleans] till 1973." - (Just Jazz May 1999)

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Today

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.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Kurt Elling - Man About Town


On Friday afternoon the great American singer Kurt Elling is a guest on In Tune (Radio 3, 5:00pm). Mr Elling is in town to help celebrate a birthday. Tonight (Wednesday) he will join a glittering cast list at the Albert Hall in A Night at Ronnie Scott's: 60th Anniversary Gala. If you're thinking: I'm in striking distance of west London, I fancy going to that - don't bother, it's been sold out for months. And four of Elling's five concerts with the Guy Barker Quintet at Ronnie's on Frith Street are sold out. A few tickets remain on sale for Friday's late show.  

Saturday's edition of J to Z (Radio 3, 5:00pm) is a repeat of a programme first broadcast earlier this year. Claire Martin (star performer at Hoochie Coochie earlier this month with the Strictly Smokin' Big Band) can be heard with her trio. At midnight, again on Radio 3, there is the first in a new series presented by vibraphonist Corey Mwamba. Freeness will focus upon the freer end of the jazz spectrum and this inaugural edition includes performances by Cath Roberts' Sloth Racket and J Frisco (soon to be heard in Newcastle). 

And finally, this all Radio 3 report brings news of another landmark birthday. Jazz Record Requests (Sunday, 4:00pm) presented by Alyn Shipton celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of ECM Records. Listeners' selections include Lester Bowie.
Russell   

2 comments :

Lance said...

Jazz FM played Elling's Lonely Town - what a fantastic version - even better than the original Sinatra version. In fact at first I thought it was Frank with a digitally updated backing - they can do these things in the modern world - but no, it was Kurt. Then, in the instrumental bit, came a great piano solo that made me think Harry Connick Jr. but again no. I don't know who the pianist was but he too deserved a mention.

Russell said...

The pianist on the track is Joey Calderazzo.

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