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Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

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Postage

13,359 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 777 of them this year alone and, so far, 51 this month (June 13).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Wed 16: Washboard Resonators @ Punchbowl Hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle (8:00pm). SOLD OUT!

Thu 17: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside (1:00pm).

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). CANCELLED TFN.

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). CANCELLED TFN.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Kansas Smitty's Xmas Eve Miracle on 34th Street

It's something of a miracle that we've been treated to so many excellent live streams in this oh-so-strange year. This Christmas Eve, at eight o'clock, the Kansas Smitty's crew have come up with something a little bit different. Before heading home to the USA for the festive break, co-composer Giacomo Smith recorded a score for George Seaton's 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street

Kansas Smitty's regulars Ferg Ireland and Will Cleasby are involved, as is co-composer Kit Downes. Knowing Kansas Smitty's, the score will do justice to the Oscar-winning movie starring Maureen O'Hara and John Payne. 
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2 comments :

Lance said...

This absolutely made my Christmas. Amazingly I hadn't seen the film before, or if I had, it was lost in my early post womb memories. A great film, a fantastic story-line that helped to make this Xmas what we all wanted it to be. The cynicism of the commercial interests in the film that, in a sense, exposed the darker side of the season of good will only made the film even more appealing. But, social issues aside, this is surely one of the best Xmas movies ever.

To have, on top of that, Giacomo and the band's backing made it even better. This was just so beautiful a mix of film and music. I hope Twentieth Century Fox show their approval with a big fat cheque rather than a law suit!

Patti said...

First time for me too, and wasn't it wonderful! Couldn't get it to work on the TV, and didn't want to watch on the Mac sat on an office chair - so decided to chill on the couch and watch on the phone - and it was just as enticingly appealing. The music was just perfect, so right for the mood and the different settings of the film - Giacomo is obviously a massive fan!

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