Christmas SwingEasy Show
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Christmas SwingEasy Show


This is a reprise of my SwingEasy Christmas show, featuring seasonal music from Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Woody Herman, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Witherspoon, Ella Fitzgerald with Louis Jordan, the Andrews Sisters, Django Reinhardt, Fats Waller, Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga, and Mahalia Jackson reminding us that Jesus is the reason for the … Continue reading

Hooray! Back on the air!
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Hooray! Back on the air!


And Artistry Jumps! (Not actually Stan Kenton, but a good rendition of Stan the Man’s chart.) Since Ofcom rules bar community radio broadcasters from being involved in political action (shame!) I had to come off the air during the General Election. Now, whatever you might think of the electoral result, I hope you’ll welcome me … Continue reading

Something missing indeed
arts / Drama / jazz / music / opera

Something missing indeed


ROH and the Verfremdungseffekt “There’s something missing,” sang Kurt Streit as Jimmy McIntyre in the Royal Opera House presentation of Bert Brecht and Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the city of Mahagonny. He was right. What was missing was any acknowledgment of what differentiates this work from the run-of-the-mill productions we usually see on the … Continue reading

New jazz albums I like
arts / jazz / music

New jazz albums I like


Best-selling new jazz albums in Amazon’s Digital Music Store. Emily Saunders Outsiders Insiders | Format: MP3 Download Price: £6.99 Rhonda Thomas Vinyl Daze  | Format: MP3 DownloadPrice: £6.49 Courtney Pine Song (The Ballad Book) | Format: MP3 DownloadPrice: £7.49 Video Games Live Level 4 | Format: MP3 Download Price: £7.49 Buddy Rich Birdland | Format: … Continue reading