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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.


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, December 25, 2019

CDs of the Year (vocal) – Lance

(In first name alphabetical order).

Because of the vast number of CDs I receive - not to mention LPs, downloads and other 21st century devious devices - I've had to split my choices into genres and even then I know some deserving cases will miss the cut...
Anthony Strong – Me and my Radio.
Claire Martin & Jim Mullen – Bumpin’.
Harry Connick Jr. – True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter.
Judy Wexler – Crowded Heart.
Kate Williams Four Plus Three  meets Georgia Mancio.
Mark Winkler – I’m With You.
Miki Purnell – Midnight Bloom.
Robin Phillips - RE-VERSƎD.
Voctave – Somewhere There’s Music.
Wendy Kirkland – The Music’s on Me…

1 comment :

Ron Ainsborough said...

Bumpin' by Claire Martin and Jim Mullen and Harry Connick Jr. - True Love are often played in our household.
Absolutely Brilliant contrasting recordings.

Merry Christmas

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