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RECORD REVIEW: Musical legends in full bloom

... Musical legends in full bloom By PETER HEPPLE To my mind South Pacific represents the fullest flowering of the talents of Rodgers and Hammerstein, better constructed than Oklahoma!, less sentimental t ...

Record Review: Musical's gentle charms

... Musical's gentle charms COMPILED BY PETER HEPPLE 110° In the Shade was one of those transitional musicals as far as the London stage is concerned. It followed some years after a succession of big Amer ...

Published: Thursday 29 July 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 487 | Page: Page 37 | Tags: recording review 

Record Review: TIMELY AND THOUGHTFUL

... TIMELY AND THOUGHTFUL John Adams' work I Was Looking at the Celling and Then I Saw the Sky falls into that category that is betwixt and between, usualry called music theatre. As such, it is best to ap ...

Published: Thursday 29 July 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 195 | Page: Page 37 | Tags: recording review 

Record Review: TERRIFIC TRUMPETS

... TERRIFIC TRUMPETS Perhaps it was because I saw Nat Gonella mainly as a bandleader and, for a brief time, as a solo act in variety, that I did not appreciate at the time what a good jazz trumpet player ...

Published: Thursday 29 July 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 229 | Page: Page 37 | Tags: recording review 

Record Review: TALENTED FAMILY

... TALENTED FAMILY A Portrait of a Famon (NJF 34) introduces us to a member of a talented family, Robert's niece Nicola, who has been quietly making her way, mostly in the north of England, as a jazz bas ...

Published: Thursday 29 July 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 298 | Page: Page 37 | Tags: recording review 

Record Review: SPIRIT OF TANGO

... SPIRIT OF TANGO Though Maria de Buenos Aires, described as a tango operetta, has never been done as a fully staged piece, one can imagine it being produced with a group of dancers. In the form heard o ...

Published: Thursday 29 July 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 252 | Page: Page 37 | Tags: recording review 

Record Review: HARRIS NOVELTY

... HARRIS NOVELTY To most people, Phil Harris will be remembered as the voice of Baloo the Bear in the Jungle Book, to film fans he was the husband of Alice Faye and occasional actor himself. Wartime rad ...

Published: Thursday 29 July 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 235 | Page: Page 37 | Tags: recording review 

Record Review: NEW LABEL

... NEW LABEL a new record label ot considerable interest to our readers is ABM, issued by the Audio Book and Music Company, which has so far released around 30 titles covering jazz, pop, country and nost ...

Published: Thursday 29 July 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 311 | Page: Page 37 | Tags: recording review 

Record Review: STRONG CAST

... STRONG CAST Most of the older generation of musical theatre lovers have got a soft spot for Brigadoon, despite a plot knee-deep in Scottish whimsy as seen from the other side of the Atlantic. And it d ...

Published: Thursday 29 July 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 223 | Page: Page 37 | Tags: recording review 

Record Review: PANAMANIA

... PANAMANIA Many of us are familiar with the music of Latin America, but that of Panama has hitherto been unexplored. But it has never before been available on disc, which makes Traditional Music of Pan ...

Published: Thursday 29 July 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 355 | Page: Page 37 | Tags: recording review 

Record Review: BIG BAND BONUS

... BIG BAND BONUS It must be 20 years since I last heard the Willie Garnett Big Band in the flesh and I am delighted to discover that it is still going strong after 44 years of being one of the best-kept ...

Published: Thursday 29 July 1999
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 293 | Page: Page 37 | Tags: recording review 

RECORD REVIEW: MAY OUI

... MAY OUI Voted Best British Jazz Singer in 1997, Tina May has taken a few years to reach this eminence, having started off as an actress in France, which gives her CD Jazz Piquant (33 Records 33JAZZ942 ...

Published: Thursday 01 October 1998
Newspaper: The Stage
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 219 | Page: Page 27 | Tags: recording review