LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – A year after the death of
American cult singer-songwriter JJ Cale, his close friend Eric
Clapton has launched a tribute with an album and documentary
featuring the likes of Willie Nelson and Mark Knopfler.
“The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale” features 16
interpretations of Cale’s typically laid-back repertoire and is
named after a 1972 release “Call Me The Breeze”. The documentary
is being shown on U.S. cable networks.
LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) – The solo played by U.S. jazzman
Wynton Marsalis to close his now-annual residency at London’s
Barbican this week was a rare personal moment in what was
otherwise a master class in sharing the limelight.
In lieu of a full-fledged encore with his 14-strong Jazz at
Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO), Marsalis entertained with a
small combo, delighting an already bouncing crowd with swooping
scales of trumpet.
LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – When veteran California rock
band the Eagles hit the stage in London at the weekend, there
was no pretence about why people had come to see them or what
the band was expected to do.
It was a case of play the songs we know, dudes, and please
don’t change anything.