Ha! What a spiffin’ weekend of casual sax and ballad mangling that turned out to be – Sunday saw a goodly line up at the Leinster Sheltered Workshop and Lounge Bar, with . . . keep reading
Fabulous day yesterday (Sunday), highlight being Ben initiating a rousing happy birthday for his sister followed by him taking her onto the dance floor for Blue Moon, enchanting, sweet, and a fine example of the spirit of the jam . . .
From Noel: Call me old-fashioned, but I consider this to be possibly the most meaningful presentation of the blues I have ever seen or heard. Everybody playing or singing their own story, and all in the ensemble groove.
Listen to Billie Holiday at http://www.jazzonthetube.com/page/8.html
All that stuff about musicians dropping off the perch at 27. I can’t help feeling that it is not the music that kills them, but the management. Amy Winehouse is now a very profitable industry judging by the record sales. She was a real person before she became a pop icon with a habit. Thankfully, most jazz musicians do an absolutely marvellous job in avoiding the pitfalls of making too much money.TW