Tag Archives: Albert Hall

More strings than swing

From my review of Gregory Porter’s latest visit to the Albert Hall: This might have been a world record. Has anyone in the history of mass marketing dared to perform The Christmas Song when we are still recuperating from Easter? Since this … Continue reading

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Jazz + soul = Gregory Porter

From today’s Sunday Times, my interview [£] with the man who has brought emotion back to the music: Even now, some critics prefer to call him a soul singer. Porter himself, sipping camomile tea and honey to ease a sore throat … Continue reading

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Not the permissive society

“You could say it was connected with sex,” said the spokeswoman in a deadpan voice. When Frank Zappa’s “200 Motels” concert  was banned from the Albert Hall, February 1971. HT:  @BBCArchive.

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In concert

Esperanza Spalding’s geeky alter-ego, Emily, makes a disappointing Shepherds Bush debut. Defying the decades, Charles Aznavour holds an audience transfixed at the Albert Hall. [£]

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