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Re: What do you like?
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2016, 10:29:47 PM »
Just bought tickets for Springsteen at Wembley.  Fantastic live performer.  First saw him live at Wembley in 1988!

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Re: What do you like?
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2016, 12:35:25 PM »
Anybody like jazz?  In my youth I used to go to a jazz club in Cardiff and really enjoyed it.  More recently we quite often look out for a jazz club on our travels (found a great little club in Cagliari last year) and have been to Ronnie Scott's a few times.  That said, until recently the only jazz cd in our collection was inevitably 'Kind of Blue' by Miles Davies.  Beyond that I was really quite ignorant of where to start and so began a trawl of idiots' guides to jazz.  Having listened to some tracks online and purchased a Haynes guide to jazz album (it does exist) we ended up buying and enjoying Blue Train by John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk with John Coltrane, a collection of four Charlie Mingus albums and the fabulous Ella and Louis.  In a bid to find something more 'modern' we also bought a Gregory Porter album, but it didn't do it for me.

The good thing about buying classic jazz albums is that they're cheap, many at 3.99 at HMV so there are no expensive mistakes - we all have them!
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Re: What do you like?
« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2016, 08:58:38 AM »
Really enjoyed the Springsteen concert at Wembley 8).  Three and a half hours and he didn't even get to Born in the USA or Atlantic City (personal favourites).  The sound wasn't always perfect but Bruce was on great form.

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Re: What do you like?
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2016, 02:08:53 PM »
27 years ago my wife and I spent a fabulous evening at the Ben Webster Jazz Club in Copenhagen.  We still have a Zippo lighter we bought at the venue.  We knew nothing about Ben Webster other than he was a saxophonist who had spent some time in Europe.  A few days ago I visited a newly opened record shop (their description) in our town and found a copy of Ben Webster meets Oscar Peterson.  I have just played it through for the third time and am completely hooked.  If you see a copy buy it.  It's perfect for a relaxing winter night with a glass of wine in front of the fire.
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Re: What do you like?
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2016, 02:57:35 PM »
Wynne,

That album and lots more of Ben Webster are on good old You Tube.
Just been listening to the first three numbers and you are so right......soft lights and a glass of red...perfect !

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Re: What do you like?
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2017, 10:58:28 AM »
A change of tempo!  A couple of weeks back we went to see Holy Moly and the Crackers live at a small venue in Oxford.  They were a fantastic live band.  As to genre, it's hard to describe, but they are a seven piece band that include a fiddle, squeeze box, trombone and a trumpet player.  We first saw them at the Great British Folk festival in December but I wouldn't describe them as a folk band.

Take a listen to tracks like 'The Devil and the Danube' and see what you think.  They've got a new album coming out next month and we've already pre-ordered.

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Re: What do you like?
« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2017, 02:26:19 PM »
yeah they are good Wynne

 

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