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Jennifer Wharton: "People forget that the trombone is so glorious. It can be like going to church, or getting ready for battle. It can be a lot of things....For a longtime I was the only female trombonist in New York," - (DownBeat May 2021)

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

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

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May 13: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (weather, unfortunately, not permitting). CANCELLED!

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

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Dropping in on Rossano & Harry - Mar. 21

(Screenshot by Russell)
Rossano Sportiello (piano); Harry Allen (tenor sax)

Live at the Flat in Greenwich Village, #25. Yes, Rossano Sportiello's twenty fifth weekly live stream, this week with mainstream tenor saxophonist Harry Allen. Your reviewer dropped by having been elsewhere (Ronnie Scott's, virtually, of course), in time to hear our duo playing A Cottage for Sale

The online audience included one of Sportiello's students based in, of all places, Milton Keynes! Roy, a friend of our live streamers, requested they play Somewhere Over the Rainbow, which they duly did. Allen said he played at Roy and Melissa's wedding, quipping: They're still married! 

Our duo negotiated a swift rhythm changes workout without breaking sweat. Most impressive! Time for a ballad, a commissioned piece, no less, which Sportiello wrote for a friend, no doubt earning him a few bucks. Sportiello's elegant left hand stride patterns enhanced Cole Porter's You Do Something for Me and the NYC-resident Italian's solo piano feature on Body and Soul oozed class. Running over time, Sportiello and Allen said goodbye with Just in Time. It had been an enjoyable three quarters of an hour or so. More next week at ten o'clock BST.  
Russell

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