Post by Administrator on May 24, 2020 11:48:40 GMT
Members can gave commentary on their jazz choices as follows.
John B “The Django Reinhardt Group at Jazzwoche Burghausen, 2003, runs for over an hour and is a must see. Martin Taylor does several numbers towards the end, but Angelo Debarre is just amazing.”
“Watch and be impressed by the Sant Andreu Jazz Band.”
Richard I “I am not sure if I’ve played this before at our meetings. This is my absolute favourite Johnny Dankworth track”
“Continuing the African theme here is a Fela Kuti track”
Cynthia K “Minnie the Moocher is always fun.”
“I saw the Clark Tracey Quintet at the Anchorians and was impressed.”
Terry J “ When Rahsaan Roland Kirk plays 3 saxophones at once it is tempting to regard it as little more than a party trick but actually he produces a sound that three individual saxophonists would find difficult to achieve.”
“Grant Green’s ‘Idle Moments’ is regarded by many as one of the best jazz tracks of all time.”
Additionally Non-Jazz Tracks were played as follows.
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Members can gave commentary on their non-jazz choices as follows.
John B “This is musicianship and skill on an unbelievable level on an instrument it's all too easy to fall short on. To have five playing so note perfectly and together is true mastery.”
Richard I “As you may remember I am not a great fan of the Beatles’ track “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. Turns out other folk do much better versions.”
Cynthia K “I have the LP of Willie Nelson singing Kristoffersen as I like his music and Willie Nelson's voice, although I am not a special fan of Country Music.”
Terry J “At one time Terry Riley’s “A Rainbow in Curved Air” used to find its way into the jazz section of music shops, though it is now considered a landmark of minimalism. As a diabetic, I try to walk out every day and sometimes, following a rainy day, I find myself walking out in the dark listening to this on my headphones. It is the perfect accompaniment to a starry night.”