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

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13,191 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 610 of them this year alone and, so far, 18 this month (May 4).

2021 APPJAG (All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group)

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May 6: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone. (CANCELLED!).

May 13: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (weather permitting).
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).

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Trish Clowes and Ross Stanley - Live at Wigmore Hall - April 13

(Screenshot by Ken Drew)
Whilst the Wigmore Hall is usually associated with classical performances, it also provides a very diverse range of music.  Tonight’s performance provided a very wide-ranging musical selection, merging well established pieces with varying amounts of improvisation, demonstrating that  Wigmore are keeping their musical palette diverse and wonderfully refreshing.

The music and performers were excellent (aided by the superb Wigmore Hall acoustics) as was the livestream quality.  I noted that the live component was confirmed by the faint rumbling sound of the Tube passing underground during Clowes talking between pieces.

(Screenshot by Ken Drew)
One sidebar comment during the livestream remarked that the instrument is one the very best Steinway model D pianos in the world and played only at  select concert halls - Moscow Philharmonic have one at their Tchaikovsky Hall and the Israel Philharmonic have the other two. It was a joy to hear Stanley play on this instrument and he complemented Clowes’ playing perfectly.

 Ken Drew.

Free to Fall;  Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii;  Avoidance;  Prelude to a Kiss;   3 Preludes et Fugues (Adaptation of third prelude); Ashford Days;   Sleep; adaptation of the slow movement of ‘Autumn’ (Vivaldi);   Decently Ripped; 3 Palabras;  A View With a Room;  The Month of January (trad)

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