From Noel

From Noel: Call me old-fashioned, but I consider this to be possibly the most meaningful presentation of the blues I have ever seen or heard. Everybody playing or singing their own story, and all in the ensemble groove.

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All that stuff about musicians dropping off the perch at 27.  I can’t help feeling that it is not the music that kills them, but the management. Amy Winehouse is now a very profitable industry judging by the record sales. She was a real person before she became a pop icon with a habit. Thankfully, most jazz musicians do an absolutely marvellous job in avoiding the pitfalls of making too much money.TW