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Friday, November 20, 2020

Miles, a British 625 & live streams all night long (Friday)

Once again the Beeb has come up with the goods. A very British Jazz 625: the British Jazz Explosion (photo shows Nubya Garcia) presents the best of the new, contemporary bands making a name for themselves (BBC 4, 9:00pm) and at 10:30 there is a repeat showing of Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool. First aired on BBC 2 in March, Stanley Nelson's documentary film also enjoyed a limited release in independent cinemas. Definitely worth watching. And if you missed Oliver Murray's film about Ronnie Scott when it was shown recently there is an early morning (12:30am) repeat of Ronnie's: Ronnie Scott and his World-Famous Jazz Club

And if all that isn't enough, the final weekend of this year's online-only EFG London Jazz Festival alongside established virtual sessions offers an evening of live streams galore.

Picking out just three of tonight's LJF streams...Church of Sound: Gary Crosby's Groundation presents the Charlie Parker Songbook and Originals (7:30), Time and Place: Paul Edis' project featuring Jo Harrop and Tony Kofi from Hampstead Jazz Club (8:00) and the Olie Brice Trio (8:30). 

And not forgetting Rico's Popup Louis, trumpeter Rico Tomasso's weekly salute to Louis Armstrong (7:00pm) and what looks like being a storming session at eight o'clock from Kansas Smitty's as half a dozen young hotshots meet up for a 'playback' session focussing on Dizzy Gillespie's Sonny Side Up album. The line-up certainly whets the appetite...Alex Ridout (trumpet), the two tenors of Alec Harper and Xhosa Cole and a cooking rhythm section comprising the Three Wills, that's Messrs Barry (piano), Sach (bass) and Cleasby (drums).
Russell

1 comment :

stevebfc said...

With the exception of a 5 minute slot on the Manchester scene the whole programme seemed to focus on a small group of South London musicians. Hardly representative of the UK jazz it was billed as.

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