Post by Administrator on Jan 23, 2021 17:37:30 GMT
Members gave their commentary on their jazz choices as follows.
“This track by Red McKenzie's Mound City Blue Blowers features some soon to become famous sidemen. including Red McKenzie on Kazoo, Coleman Hawkins – Eddie Condon - Glenn Miller - Jack Bland - Gene Krupa.
“Lionel Hampton ‘Stardust’:- listen and be amazed!”
“Ever since the wonderful TV programme the Beiderbecke Affair - with James Dolan and Barbara Flynn, I've listened to Bix. This tune came up on iTunes whilst I was decorating the conservatory and it brought back happy memories.”
“Funnily enough this tune followed on from the last on iTunes”
“I had not come across Amy Baker before, but I was given a cd of hers for Christmas and assumed from her voice, choice of material and arrangements that she was an American singer of the classic age, but when I looked her up it turns out she is a young English singer.
“This and the previous track are positive feel-goods, which I think we need at present.”
“Time for some Albert Ayler, but don’t worry! ‘No cats were strangled in the making of this record’. He is playing a traditional spiritual.”
“In the late sixties, the Charles Lloyd Group were labelled as the first psychedelic jazz group. I am not sure about that, but this is a beautiful piece.”
Additionally Non-Jazz Tracks were played as follows.
Members gave their commentary on their non-jazz choices as follows.
"Pink Floyd have done so many versions of this it's difficult to pick the definitive one, but for performance & visual impact it has to be "Live in Pompeii" 2016."
"I have loved Spike Jones since I was a child. My Aunt had an old radiogram and one of her 78s was Spike Jones. In fact the track was – ‘I went to your wedding’. I have since expanded my collection and this track seems to fit the current situation!"
“This track is still relevant - and let us hope times are changing for the better!”
"I have previously selected a track by Si Cranstoun where he performed a modern-vintage dance number. Here, he shows that he can tackle ballads as well with an impeccable Nat King Cole cover."