MUSIC MISCELLANY (all highly acclaimed)

So, get excited everyone. A music is healing. and showing that even during what has been the worst of years it has still imitated, innovated and inspired..
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JAZZ; FILM AND BOOK REVIEWS

how on earth can I write about Billie Holiday ? How can anyone ?

THE DEMOCRACY! SUITE music for our times

He has won at least nine Grammy Awards, and his Blood On The Fields was the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Our thanks to JAZZ IN READING

enthusiasts who share a passion for jazz and seek to promote the best of live jazz across the Thames Valley on their website and to present regular concerts in the convivial surroundings of the Progress Theatre, Reading and beyond.
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SONGS FOR REAL WOMEN

I recognise, of course, that some names are of such the perfect length and so much the right cadence that even if you tumble over the words you can still stutter out a hit to proclaim your love for Bar, Bar, Barbara Ann, just like the Be Be Beach Boys did!
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WATCHA DOING, JENNIFER, MY LOVE?

essentially three different stories. Story one is about Jenny’s life in Britain´s capital city and her travels and associations with the Beatles. the second story covers her life and marriage(s) with Mick Fleetwood, among others and the apparent insanity of the Fleetwood Mac years.

Yes You Know Just Lately This Happy Song by Michael Higgins

And he is still that poet where Bob Dylan is not
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THE OKAY-NESS OF TAKING CHANCES

´I feel that music has taught me self-acceptance, kindness, and the “okay-ness” of taking chances and making mistakes,

ANNIE ROSS remembered by an admirer

a chic and witty vocalist with an octave-leaping, fearless approach to her intuitive musicianship
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GUY CLARK: craftsman of character

Guy struck me as a hard task master not given to lightly suffering fools, though he seemed demanding, too, even in self- appraisal.