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13,107 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 526 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (April 16).

Bar Manager Required

The Jazz Co-op are looking for an experienced bar manager who can be available to start when The Globe reopens in May.

Preference will be given to a suitably qualified person who lives relatively near to The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD.

Interested parties please follow this link.

Coming soon ...

April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Lockdown Sessions: Emilia Mårtensson - Live stream from Ronnie Scott's. Feb. 15

Emilia Mårtensson (vocals); Matt Robinson (piano); Luca Boscagin (guitar); Sam Lasserson (bass); Jon Scott (drums).

(Screenshots by Ken Drew)

I last heard Mårtensson back in 2010 at The Spice of Life where she sang a mix of standards, Swedish folk songs, originals and a Paul Simon tune. A mix which, over the years, would appear to be a formula that has stood her well.

Compared to last night's ebullient set by Emma Smith, tonight was a little more low-key but nevertheless, made for an interesting  contrast.

I didn't catch all the titles but they included I Learned it From You; Paul Simon's America; Dat Dere; Here's That Rainy Day; Never Will I Marry; My One and Only Love; Cheek to Cheek and the final We'll be Together Again. The latter number was a bit over the top and would have benefitted from a less theatrical performance.

Robinson had a blinder and Boscagin's guitar solos were also quite special with Lasserson and Scott providing the solidity needed.

Mårtensson? Loved her standards but I would have better appreciated some of the others if I had been more familiar with the Swedish language - but that's just me. Her adoring YouTube fans would no doubt disagree judging by the comments,
Lance

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Emma Wilson? Surely shome mishtake

Lance said...

Thank you for pointing that out - now corrected,

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