Tag Archives: Ronnie Scott’s

Nige swings George

My review of Nigel Kennedy’s Gershwin gig at Ronnie Scott’s: Fist-bumps all round. Nigel Kennedy never disguises his pleasure at being on the same bandstand where, as a teenager, he once played alongside his mentor, Stéphane Grappelli. Nearly half a … Continue reading

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Mr S.

A familiar face in the foyer at Ronnie Scott’s.  The image is based on a photo by Carl Hyde. You can see more of his work here.

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Less is always more

An enthralling show from Steve Gadd’s band at Ronnie Scott’s. From my Times review: When drummers are also bandleaders they tend to make a point of letting the audience know who is in charge as often as possible, courtesy of … Continue reading

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Best of 2015

I’ve already posted my favourite world music, folk and jazz albums. Here are some other highlights of the year. Best experience at a gig. Sitting a few feet behind Bill Charlap at Ronnie Scott’s as he hurtled through “Cool” from … Continue reading

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Ornette Coleman at Ronnie Scott’s

1967. Benny Green was in the audience.

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