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Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)

Friday April 28

Afternoon
Rendezvous Jazz - The Black Horse, Front St., Monkseaton, Whitley Bay NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.
Dean Stockdale Trio - Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1pm. £5.
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Evening
Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord - St. Cuthbert's Centre, Church Hill, Crook DL15 9DN. 7:30pm.
Matt Roberts Sextet - Voodoo Café, Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 8pm. £6. 01325 467555. Darlington Jazz Festival.
Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7:00pm.
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Lazy River Jazz Band - Blenkinsopp Castle Inn, Nr. Greenhead CA8 7JS. 8pm. £5. Dancers welcome! 07721 375278 for more details.
To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

RIP Eydie Gormé

Really sad to learn of the death of Eydie Gormé. Not a jazz singer but one of the most classy interpreters of the gasbook. I first came across her singing Guess Who I Saw Today that classic portrayal of middle class infidelity. There've been jazzier versions by Nancy Wilson and Carmen McRae but I still love Eydie's version schmaltzy as it is and on this occasion I use the word in a complimentary vein. It just so fitted the mood of the piece. My day has been saddened.
Her husband, another fine singer, Steve Lawrence survives her.
Eydie died only 6 days before her 85th birthday on August 10.
Obituary
Guess Who I Saw Today.
Rest in Peace.
Lance

3 comments :

  1. one of my all time faves Lance as you know, and you are correct, Eydie did the best version, you could feel the vulnerabilty in her voice as the lyric unfolded. Her early LP's with Steve Lawrence were a joy and I had many of them. Liz

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  2. PS "I'll take romance" is my other fave of her's
    Liz

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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