That Festive Feeling

Christmas comes but once a year, and normally it overstays it welcome by about 5 weeks but this year has proved to be rather underwhelming and forgotten about. Certainly in the Sandman household this has been the case, Christmas Day both at work and home were subdued though the former was affectionately friendly and subdued. … Continue reading That Festive Feeling

Seasons Greetings

And a Merry Christmas to all of you at home Here we go with a bit of Christmas Day Jazz Nat Gonella with Ted Easton's Jazz Band wishing you all a merry Christmas: The incredible Jimmy Smith saying "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen": A Cool Yule with old Gatemouth himself: Les Clinton … Continue reading Seasons Greetings

A Bit of Fun

While browsing on the web I came across a joyful little nugget of Jazz related information. Released in October (sadly only on Download at the moment) Trumpeter, Composer, Jazz Historian and Band Leader Wynton Marsalis has got together with the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra produce an album aimed at young children with the "cast" … Continue reading A Bit of Fun

A Foggy Day

n true Bonfire Night temperature has dropped and fog is once more occupying the air reducing visibility and freezing skin, not that this has stopped the continual bombardment of fireworks the minute dusk descends upon these Salopian skies. The past few evenings have been full of screaming rockets, bangs and a lot of very distressed … Continue reading A Foggy Day