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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, May 02, 2021

Sarah Moule & Simon Wallace livestream - May 2

(Screenshot by Lance)
Sarah Moule (vocals); Simon Wallace (piano)

A Sunday night without my livestream fix from The Globe made for a Gloomy Sunday, to quote a song title. I'd stuck my head around the [virtual] door at a couple of venues but, to quote another song title I had to shake my head and say, But Not For Me.

Out of town were the people I knew, what to do, what to do, what to do? The outlook was decidedly blue. But the age of miracles hadn't passed and, suddenly, I heard her there and, on 'good old' Facebook, the sun was shining everywhere!

Yes, Sarah Moule and husband Simon Wallace were doing, what I gather is a weekly livestream on this, the eve of the digital release of her album Stormy Emotions of which I've waxed without waning in previous posts.

The album, as I'm sure all our readers are now well aware of, features Sarah singing the lyrics of the late Fran Landesman to music composed by Simon.

Four of those pieces were played tonight: Nothing is Mine Now; Playing for Keeps; After the Fall and Fool's Gold.

Sarah, who knows a good lyricist when she finds one, also threw in a couple of Johnny Mercer's - That Old Black Magic and Midnight Sun. That lyric! Nobody, not even Fran, could have ever thought of rhyming alabaster palace with Aurora Borealis but Johnny Mercer! The other number in a splendid set that was not without the occasional Facebook hiccup was Vernon Duke's Taking a Chance on Love. These two sure can pick 'em! Lance

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