Category Archives: Jazz

Magali Datzira……bass player extraordinaire and singer sublime

I have written about this very talented your lady previously. as a member of the Saint Andreu Jazz Band from Barcelona. An incredibly talented bass player she has now been encouraged by the leader of the band Joan Chammoro to … Continue reading

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Stephane Grappelli…..pianist extraordinaire

Between 1978 and 1992 I lived in Sheffield and was a regular attender at music events in the city, in particular the Leadmill and the Crucible Theatre. Amongst the artists I went to see were Ornate Coleman (twice), Abdullah Ibrahim, … Continue reading

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Jacques Loussier Trio……Prelude No 1 (musical purists turn away now!)

Back in the mid / late 1960s I was heavily into jazz and particularly some of the avant grade  and jazz/rock stuff coming out of America at the time e.g. Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler,  Miles Davis, Weather … Continue reading

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Angelina Jordan……an Ella in the making!

There are certain songs that should only ever be sung by one singer and in particular I am thinking of Cole Porters “Every time we say good by”. Covered by hundreds if not thousands of artists, but for me there … Continue reading

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Rita Payes, another gem from the Saint Andreu Jazz band of Barcelona………..

Rita Payés Rome, was born in 1999 in Vilassar de Mar (Barcelona). She has lived Music with intensity and proximity since she was a child (her parents are musicians) and began studying at the School of Music in Premià de … Continue reading

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Tennessee Waltz and memories of childhood………..

My earliest memories of hearing music in my childhood (mid late fifties) was my mother singing as she did all the household duties. Remember, for working class families the norm was for the mother to stay at home and look … Continue reading

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Rob Wasserman……..bassist extraordinaire

A couple of days ago I was doing a musical search on YouTube and came across a track by an artist I had never heard of, namely Rob Wasserman I discovered that Wasserman was a Grammy-winning highly respected bass player and … Continue reading

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