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The Steamie [DVD] [1988]
The Steamie [DVD] [1988]
Dvd ~ Eileen McCallum
Price: 8.57

5.0 out of 5 stars An timeless classic!, 12 Jun 2014
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This review is from: The Steamie [DVD] [1988] (DVD)
Beautifully acted by a stellar cast. Easy to see why it toured so well and earned top reputation. Tremendous sets, song and dance routines. Witty, poignant, lyrical - with an early feminist barb in Dorothy Paul's monologue. Recommended! Why hasn't Tony Roper written sequel - or prequel?? Excellent!


Saturday Morning - Ahmad Jamal
Saturday Morning - Ahmad Jamal
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5.0 out of 5 stars As Close To Perfection As It Gets, 17 Mar 2014
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After all this time, Jamal just keeps on delivering new sounds. Complete - near perfection, and brim full of subtlety and surprises. The way he manages to drive this band and to fill the empty spaces with tension and joy is a sheer delight. Absolutely Wonderful! Not to be missed by anyone interested in Jazz.


My One & Only Thrill
My One & Only Thrill

4.0 out of 5 stars Unique voice, and original arrangement(s), 24 Nov 2012
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The title track is sublime, very intimate, up close singing as she whispers into the mike. Feels like she's close by and personal - subtle arrangement, lovely song. 'Who will comfort me' - different, bold, original. Great song and strong arrangement. That she dared to sing 'Over The Rainbow' with her very own twist - was risky and audacious but she gets away with it. Excellent performance all round. Brave. Melodic.


Fup: A Modern Fable
Fup: A Modern Fable
by Jim Dodge
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 20th Century Classic of simplicity and charm, 17 Jan 2011
This review is from: Fup: A Modern Fable (Paperback)
"FUP" A 20th Century Classic of simplicity and charm. Jim Dodge is a master story teller and a humanist of extraordinary wit and style. From the very first instant on page one of this little gem - the reader is hooked. As the story unfolds you are at all times engaged, and, amidst the laughter, find yourself dreading the climax as this is a novel that you do not want to end. Having been introduced to Dodge & FUP by a friend, I have since gone on to read all his novels and have to say that I am sore disappointed to find he has not written more. I live in hope!


Candide or Optimism (Classics)
Candide or Optimism (Classics)
by Voltaire
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.48

5.0 out of 5 stars Pure class, and wit and wisdom and humour that is timeless., 22 Nov 2009
Pure class, and wit and wisdom and humour that is timeless. A must for every reader of good books - from 14 to 90. Nuff said!


Concert By The Sea
Concert By The Sea
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Perfection by a Master - Garner, 10 Oct 2009
This review is from: Concert By The Sea (Audio CD)
"Concert By The Sea" is a live album by Erroll Garner, and, is one of those albums you just keep playing and playing. At times, you forget that there's only 3 guys on stage - the sound swamps you! Garner (here)is a man at his peak, the subtleties and total control he delivers will astound. Those endearing little moans he utters as he (seemingly) surprises himself - as to where he takes it; wonderful! You know he'd never play the same set twice in the same way - an absolute joy! I think you get the idea that I like this very much. He lives inside every note, every nuance; a masterpiece! I'd hate to try and pick a favourite as they're all strong tracks, but listen to what he does with 'They Can't Take That Away From Me' & 'Autumn Leaves' & 'April In Paris', and the wonderful journey he takes you on in 'How Could You Do A Thing Like That To Me' - indeed!

If you get the chance, do check it out. Though obviously different in style, I would put this session up there with greats like Miles Davis' 'Kind of Blue', and Duke Ellington's 'Great Paris Concert'. Live Jazz at its very best!


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