On Monday evening, waiting for Allen Toussaint to begin his solo set at Ronnie Scott’s, I recalled the times in the early sixties when I would lie in bed listening to songs like ‘Working in a Coalmine’, ‘Mother in Law’ and ‘Fortune Teller’ on Radio Luxembourg. 1,537 more words
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SET 1: She entered the stage in a quiet, undramatic way closely behind the band into a whisper of a new song – self-written – called 1,139 more words
Could Jazz and Blues give the Gold Coast the ‘Soul’ that many claim it is missing?
By Gillian McConnell
The Gold Coast has a very real opportunity to become one of Australia’s premier Jazz, Blues and entertainment destinations, thanks to the growing popularity of both the Broadbeach ‘Blues’ and the ‘Jazz’ Festivals every year. 632 more words
For one night only, the Brudenell Social Club has turned into a jazz bar; the tables and chairs have been laid out, with a dimly flickering candle on each, and there’s a band onstage, looking dapper in a homeless sort of way. 460 more words