Dundee star band Havana Swing also feature presenting their feelgood mix of Django Reinhardt and 30s jazz. Singers Alison Affleck and Cindy Douglas, swing band The Big Easy and blues guitarist Sandy Tweeddale are more major names from the jazz and blues world coming to the Ferry.
Whatever force responsible for this triumphant triumvirate culminated in a grand and glorious documentary film, Keep On, Keepin’ On – at the Ritz at the Bourse beginning on November 21st, which depicts the life and times of the celebrated trumpet and flugelhornist Clark Terry and his heartwarming relationship with 13-year-old blind pianist, Justin Kauflin.
Led Zeppelin, Coldplay, Johnny Cash, Deep Purple all performed by a ukulele ensemble
Legend is a word that definitely applies to jazz double-bassist Ron Carter. He has performed on well over 2,000 recordings. Having risen to prominence with The Miles Davis Quintet, Carter has provided a solid base for such diverse artists as Cannonball Adderley, Lena Horne, B.B. King, The Kronos Quartet, Luther Vandross and A Tribe Called Quest
Reid explored early Rock, like Chuck Berry, dove into Classic Rock, transitioned into Blues. Then he found his way into traditional Jazz, Dixieland Jazz and Gypsy Jazz, which is where he’s currently at. His project, Kyle Reid and the Low Swingin’ Chariots, is a small combo jazz band with horns, guitars, upright bass and drums, “playing original swing music and traditional standards,” he said.
This is quite a Reinhardt gem of a video clip. Check out how the rhythm guitar in particular, but also the whole rhythm section really lifts the energy in the second violin chorus.
“There’s something about the band’s witty, spirited gypsy folk-jazz that is so new and yet so familiar all at once.”–Washington Post
Everything I’ve heard about this band makes me want to see them live.
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The eclectic career of bass player Coleridge Goode, who turns 100 later this month, will be celebrated on November 21 as part of this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival, which starts next Friday. The concert, which will be hosted by fellow bassist and Goode’s close friend Gary Crosby, is part of a thread running through the festival that pays special attention to British jazz, from the cohorts of players now spilling out of music schools back to musicians such as the Jamaican-borne Goode, for whom the notion of a formal jazz course would have been unthinkable.
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