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Compassion shines in this Cold World, gig review of Naomi Shelton

She was a heartland of blues, pounded out with such elegant style and timing. A seasoned wheelchair-bound Naomi Shelton and her Gospel band with bassist/bandleader Fred Thomas (of James Brown band of 1970s) and her 3 Queens delighted her warm standing ovation audience at this year’s Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. She sang off her latest album, Cold War, thanks to Daptone Records (2014).

I was taken back to the Alabama blues groove native to Shelton, based in New York city for the past half century. Shelton knows the stage, and her Gospel team, along with her husky voice, knows how to reach your soul and tell you “what you done wrong”, like in her visionary `Sinner`song. Her messages that evening of 17 July painted the demise of humanity and human betrayal in our contemporary world.

Edinburgh`s horseshoe shaped St Andrews Square venue provided cramped seating typical of vibey festivals like this one, but gave choice for tables and a bar in the back for the serious listeners/drinkers. At first, the sound system whined, drowning out Shelton`s voice, but got sorted in the end. Shelton was relentless, belting out an Etta James song, `Love Come Along`, which brought lip movements from head bobbing listeners. The `Child is Hungry` remembered the funky beats of the early James Brown.

She moved us to another level, breaking out into a clapping high tempo 4/4 time gospel. The audience moved.

Her finale got the Euro audience on their feet with the funky gospel swing in `Lord, I’m Your Child`.

There was compassion, and revival, and hope as she smiles and throws her kisses reassuringly to us unworthy listeners. Ninety minutes of Shelton pushes you to church in a still redemptive Baptist gospel tradition, yet with secular respect. It was hard to hear anything else that night, other than wanting more of this sanctifying blues!

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The Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band and National Schools’ Big Band 2014

2014 Standard Bank D Bank Nat Youth Jazz Fest

2014 Standard Bank D Bank Nat Youth Jazz Fest

Congratulations to the following for being selected to the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band and National Schools’ Big Band 2014:

Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band

Trumpet Robin Kock UCT

Trombone Murray Buitendag UCT

Piano Blake Hellaby

Bass Ryan McArthur UCT

Drums Kurt Bowers UCT

Voice Zoe Modiga UCT

Voice Amy Campbell UCT

Voice Mikhaela Kruger UCT

Standard Bank National Schools’ Big Band

Alto Dominic Moss SACS

Alto Ofentse Moshoetsi CAFCA Matlosana

Tenor James Green SACS

Tenor Simon Webster Stirling

Baritone Daniel du Plessis Stirling

Trumpet Sean Richardson Somerset College

Trumpet Robyn Murning St Mary’s

Trumpet Phillip Jordaan Stirling

Trumpet Michael Thomas Alexander Road High

Trombone Sabelo Hlatshwayo Rondebosch Boys’

Trombone Sonwabile Ramcwani CAFCA Matlosana

Trombone Nathina Pakade Stirling

Guitar Aqeel Moosa The Settlers High

Piano Keenan Jacobs The Settlers High

Bass Jody Williams Stirling

Drums Damian Kamineth The Settlers High

Vocals Nqobile Mbhele Stirling

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Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival – Grahamstown 2014

2014 Standard Bank D Bank Nat Youth Jazz Fest

2014 Standard Bank D Bank Nat Youth Jazz Fest

Daily Schedule

Wednesday 2 July

17.00 PERFORMANCE Hall Standard Bank National Schools’ Big Band – Mike Campbell

17.30 Auditorium Sound check – Melanie Scholtz, Monique Hellenberg, Katchie Cartwright, Leoni Armour, Babalwa Mpulu, Brian Thusi, Keith Tabisher, Burton Naidoo, Shaun Johannes, Marlon Witbooi + vocals

19.00 PERFORMANCE Auditorium Youth Jazz Choirs + Vocal soloists Melanie Scholtz, Monique Hellenberg, Katchie Cartwright, Leoni Armour, Babalwa Mpulu, Brian Thusi, Keith Tabisher, Burton Naidoo, Shaun Johannes, Marlon Witbooi + vocals

19.30 PERFORMANCE Hall SA Tribute Big Band Nick Smart, Tutu Puoane, Pekka Pylkkänen, Marc de Kock, Gary Keller, Mike Rossi, Justin Bellairs, Sydney Mavundla, Lee Thomson, Sakhile Simani, Bertil Strandberg, Justin Sasman, Kyle du Preez, Nick Green, Mageshen Naidoo, Ewout Pierreux, Rich Syracuse, Jeff Siegel

21.00 Hall Final meeting of NYJF

22.00 PERFORMANCE Hall Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band – Mark Fransman

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PLAYLIST SUNDAY 06/29/2014

ALL JAZZ RADIO PLAYLIST

THE ECLECTIC MIX compiled and produced by Eric Alan

HOUR 1

10:03:05 – Susie Arioli Band – Victor Stomp – That’s For Me – INTERNATIONAL

Graham Burton

Cape Town vocalist Graham Burton

10:06:35 – Graham Burton – Summertime – Live at the Nuthouse – SAFRO

10:10:05 – Judy Philbin/Adam Levine – Besame Mucho – Keeping It Simple – INTERNATIONAL

10:13:42 – Cannonball Adderley – Sambop – Cannonball’s Bossa Nova – LATIN

10:17:12 – Knut Haugsoen – Love For Sale – Shakti – INTERNATIONAL

10:20:42 – Herbie Hancock – I Thought It Was You – Funky Jazz – INTERNATIONAL

10:24:15 – Fernanda Porto – Sambassim (DJ Patife Remix) – Chill Brazil Vol 1 CD 1 – LATIN

10:27:44 – Rabo De Legartixa – Formosa – Brasil Acoustico – LATIN

10:31:12 – Marta Gómez – Yo Conozco Algun Lugar (Daars ‘n Plek) – Afri-Spaans 2 – LATIN

10:34:46 – Eric van Aro feat. Sheri Pedigo – With you I’m born again – Obsession – INTERNATIONAL

10:38:16 – Diana Krall – Just Like A Butterfly That’s Caught In The Rain – Glad Rag Doll – INTERNATIONAL

10:41:46 – Mark Murphy – Autumn Leaves – Bop For Miles – INTERNATIONAL

10:45:19 – Frank Mallows – 12 O’clock In Broom Street – Adamastor The Spirit Of Table Mountain – SAFRO

10:48:49 – Robbie Jansen – How I’d Love To Feel Free – Vastrap Island – SAFRO

10:52:22 – Nikki Yanofsky – Take The “A” Train – Nikki – INTERNATIONAL

10:55:52 – Mike Longo – Step On It – Step On It – INTERNATIONAL

HOUR 2

11:01:06 – Tucan Tucan – Conga Loca Remix – Xiluva – AFRO Mozambique

11:04:36 – Shakatak – Easier Said Than Done – Ultimate CD 1 – INTERNATIONAL

11:08:08 – Abbey Lincoln – It’s Me, O’ Lord (Standin’ In The Need Of Prayer) – Through The Years (1956-2007) – [Disc 3] – INTERNATIONAL

11:11:38 – Michael Pule accomp by the Jazz Wizards – Moonlight In Vermont – Under My Skin – SAFRO

11:15:11 – Jacques Mignault – One World One World – Mignault Jazz Collab – INTERNATIONAL

11:18:42 – Derrick Schippers – Cape Vibe – Where We Live – SAFRO

11:22:14 – Christine Kamau – Baba Afrika! – This Is For You (Kenya) – AFRO Kenya

11:25:44 – Paul Petersen – I Can’t Wait For Summertime – Lansdowne Rd – SAFRO

11:29:18 – Mark Murphy – Ask Me Now – Jazz Standards CD 2 – INTERNATIONAL

11:32:48 – Natalie Cressman – Winter Chill – Turn the Sea – INTERNATIONAL

11:36:19 – Steve Tyrell – A Love That Will Last – I’ll Take Romance – INTERNATIONAL

11:39:57 – Danny Aiello – I Can Dream Can’t I? – I Just Wanted To Hear The Words – INTERNATIONAL

11:43:27 – Kate Reid – I’m Through With Love – The Love I’m In – INTERNATIONAL

11:46:56 – Perry Beekman – Have You Met Miss Jones – Bewitched – INTERNATIONAL

11:50:29 – Gregory Porter – The “In” Crowd – Liquid Spirit – INTERNATIONAL

11:53:59 – Melissa Morgan – A Sleepin’ Bee – Until I Met You – INTERNATIONAL

HOUR 3

12:01:38 – Steely Dan – The Last Mall – Everything Must Go – INTERNATIONAL

12:05:08 – Jonathan Butler – Night to Remember – Living My Dream – SAFRO USA

12:08:39 – Brian Culbertson – Get’n Over You – Somethin’ Bout Love – INTERNATIONAL

12:12:13 – Lyambiko – You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To – Out Of This Mood – INTERNATIONAL

12:15:43 – Kurt Elling – Shoppin’ For Clothes – 1619 Broadway The Brill Building Project – INTERNATIONAL

12:19:12 – Stacey Kent, Jim Tomlinson – Raconte-Moi. – Raconte-Moi – INTERNATIONAL

12:22:46 – Tony Drake – Beloved – Breeze – SAFRO

12:26:14 – Gino Vannelli – Lady – The Ultimate Collection CD 1 – 2 – 3 – INTERNATIONAL

12:29:44 – Sergio Mendes – Chove Chuva – Celebration: A Musical Journey Discs 1 & 2 – LATIN

12:33:23 – Tierney Sutton Band – You’re Nearer – Introducing Tierney Sutton – INTERNATIONAL

12:36:54 – Mike Cottone – Stardust – Just Remember – INTERNATIONAL

12:40:22 – Janice Finlay – The Houston Shuffle – Anywhere But Here – INTERNATIONAL

12:43:57 – Average White Band – Do Ya Really – The Best of the Average White Band 1988-2003 – INTERNATIONAL

12:47:27 – Norman Brown – One Last Goodbye – Sending My Love – INTERNATIONAL

12:50:58 – Bobby McFerrin + Herbie Hancock – Turtle Shoes – Jazz Duos – INTERNATIONAL

12:54:27 – The Glenn Robertson Jazz Band – My Cherie Amour – On Your Feet Vol 1 – SAFRO

HOUR 4

13:00:51 – Natascha Roth + James Scholfield – We’ll Be Together Again – Everything I Love – SAFRO Germany

13:04:22 – Ike Moriz – More – Siren Terpsichore – SAFRO

13:07:53 – Susie Meissner – On A Slow Boat To China – I’m Confessin’ – INTERNATIONAL

13:11:32 – Bakithi Kumalo – Help For Darfur – Change – SAFRO USA

13:15:03 – The Moreira Project – The Geisha – Citizen of the World Vol 2 – AFRO Mozambique

13:18:31 – Gloria Bosman – House Of Rhythm – Emzini – SAFRO

13:22:06 – Bebel Gilberto – Port Antonio – All In One – LATIN

13:25:37 – Little Giants – Samba Em Prelùdio – Summer In Cape Town Vol 2 – SAFRO

13:29:06 – Manu Dibango – Oum Song – Past Present Future – AFRO Cameroon

13:32:41 – Kevyn Lettau – Out Of Town – Simple Life – INTERNATIONAL

13:36:12 – Chaise Lounge – Forty-three Good Excuses – Insomnia – INTERNATIONAL

13:39:43 – Lee Ritenour feat Zamajobe – Maybe Tomorrow – Rhythm Sessions – SAFRO USA

13:43:23 – Frank Sinatra – In The Still Of The Night (Live) – Sinatra And Sextet: Live In Paris – INTERNATIONAL

13:46:54 – Thisbe Vos – I Need You – Under Your Spell – INTERNATIONAL

13:50:27 – Ian Tambo – Perfect Day – Perfect Day – SAFRO

13:53:59 – Aaron Aranita Big Band – Let’s Get Juiced – 2 (Two) – INTERNATIONAL

HOUR 5

14:01:04 – Cassandra Wilson – Watch The Sunrise – Silver Pony – INTERNATIONAL

14:04:32 – The Beegie Adair Trio – Oh Look at Me Now – A Time for Love: Jazz Piano Romance – INTERNATIONAL

14:08:04 – Esperanza Spalding – Hold On Me – Radio Music Society – INTERNATIONAL

14:11:40 – Yehya Khalil – Amira – Rythmn of the Soul – AFRO Egypt

14:15:12 – Tom Jobim Elis Regina – aguas de marco – The Girl From Ipanema – LATIN

14:18:43 – Mark Fransman – Spare A Thought For Love – Long Time Coming – SAFRO

14:22:24 – Marcus Miller – Make Up My Mind – Silver Rain – INTERNATIONAL

14:25:56 – Jackiem Joyner – If This Isn’t Love – Jackiem Joyner – INTERNATIONAL

14:29:27 – Paul Petersen – Sweet Mama – Lansdowne Rd – SAFRO

14:33:05 – Bob Dorough – Eulalia – Eulalia – INTERNATIONAL

14:36:37 – Kenny Burrell – Come Rain Or Come Shine – Tenderly – INTERNATIONAL

14:40:08 – The Peddlers – On A Clear Day You Can See Forever – How Cool Is Cool [Disc 1] – INTERNATIONAL

14:43:45 – Ivan Mazuze – Maganda – Maganda – AFRO Mozambique

14:47:17 – Wessel Van Rensburg + McCoy Mrubata – Halala Afrika – Kulturation – SAFRO

14:50:48 – Sibongile Khumalo – Thando’s Groove – The Greatest Hits – SAFRO

14:54:24 – The Real Group – Small Talk – One For All – INTERNATIONAL

HOUR 6

15:01:16 – Chet Baker – How High The Moon – The Best Of Chet Baker – INTERNATIONAL

15:04:48 – Lisa Hilton – Just For Fun – Nuance – INTERNATIONAL

15:08:20 – The Jazz Epistles – Uku-Jonga Phambili – Jazz Epistle Vol 1 – SAFRO

15:12:00 – Tony Bennett – Yesterday I Heard The Rain Feat Alejandro Sanz – Duets II – INTERNATIONAL

15:15:32 – Marianne Solivan – All Or Nothing At All – Prisoner Of Love – INTERNATIONAL

15:19:04 – Michael Bublé – Everything [Live] – Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden – INTERNATIONAL

15:22:41 – Sipho Gumede – Welcome home – African Sunrise – SAFRO

15:26:13 – George Lee – Jungle Bird – Networking – AFRO Ghana

15:29:45 – David Clayton Thomas – Spinning Wheel – In Concert: A Musical Biography – INTERNATIONAL

15:33:27 – Ottmar Liebert + Luna Negra – Evening (Languid Pace) – La Semana – INTERNATIONAL

15:36:59 – Jesse Cook – Cafe Mocha – Frontiers – INTERNATIONAL

15:40:31 – Maria Bethânia; Toquinho; Vinícius de Moraes – Apelo – Cores Do Brasil, Vol. 5: Saudade – LATIN

15:44:06 – Winston Mankunku Ngozi – Crossroads Crossroads – Winston Mankunku Collection – SAFRO

15:47:38 – Pink Martini – Sway – Get Happy – INTERNATIONAL

15:51:11 – Kani Naidoo – Your Love Is My Love – Tropical Whispers – SAFRO

15:54:44 – Cheryl Bentyne – Let Me Off Uptown – Let Me Off Uptown – INTERNATIONAL

HOUR 7

16:01:10 – Paul Anka – Wonderwall – Rock Swings – INTERNATIONAL

16:04:42 – Kevin Clark – Scroggin’s Waltz – Once Upon A Song I Flew – SAFRO Australia

16:08:14 – Kevin Spacey – That Old Black Magic – Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil – INTERNATIONAL

16:11:48 – Bobby Caldwell – All The Way – Blue Condition – INTERNATIONAL

16:15:20 – Pastiche – Don’t Lose Your Cool – Pastiche – SAFRO

16:18:53 – Jamie Cullum – London Skies – Catching Tales – INTERNATIONAL

16:22:28 – Tamu – Lella – Tamu – SAFRO

16:26:01 – Unofficial Language – Hymn For The Ballies – Primal Steps – SAFRO

16:29:30 – Allan Kwela – St Thomas – Sunday Blues – SAFRO

16:33:08 – Dan Siegel – Street Talk – Departure – INTERNATIONAL

16:36:39 – Rick Braun – Use Me – Kisses In The Rain – INTERNATIONAL

16:40:12 – Alex Puddu – Gimme More – The Golden Age Of Danish Pornography, Vol. 2 (X-Rated Adults Only) – INTERNATIONAL

16:43:49 – Olivia Foschi – No Moon At All – Perennial Dreamer – INTERNATIONAL

16:47:21 – Tuey Connell – Our Love Will Never End – Songs For Joy & Sadness – INTERNATIONAL

16:50:51 – Monica Mancini – Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive – The Dreams Of Johnny Mercer – INTERNATIONAL

16:54:38 – Gerry Bosman Big Band – Moonlight Serenade – The Fabulous Forties – SAFRO

HOUR 8

17:01:31 – Rene Marie – Imagination Medley: I. Imagination – Voice Of My Beautiful Country – INTERNATIONAL

17:05:01 – Harry Connick, Jr. – Working In The Coal Mine – Oh, My Nola – INTERNATIONAL

17:08:35 – Esther Miller – Very Early – Invitation – SAFRO UK

17:12:13 – Kevin Davidson – The Wedding – Our Land, Our Music – SAFRO

17:15:46 – Kymaera – Chuck E’s In Love – California Dreamin’ CD 2 – INTERNATIONAL

17:19:19 – Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me – Memories [2011] – INTERNATIONAL

17:22:55 – Charmaine Clamor – I Need A Lot Of Love – Flippin’ Out – INTERNATIONAL

17:26:28 – Al Jarreau – We’re In This Love Together – Best Of Al Jarreau – INTERNATIONAL

17:30:01 – Klazz Brothers + Cuba Percussion – Pathetique III – Classic Meets Cuba – LATIN

17:33:38 – Herb Alpert + Lani Hall – Blackbird – I Feel You – INTERNATIONAL

17:37:08 – Mike Ladd/Vijay Iyer – Walking with the Duppy (Rashan, Queens, NY) – Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project – INTERNATIONAL

17:40:42 – Keiko Matsui – Precious Time [Solo Piano] – White Owl – INTERNATIONAL

17:44:16 – Royston Skippers – Play It Again For Me – Made Up My Mind – SAFRO

17:47:50 – Richard Ceasar – Sweeter Than Honey – Come Back To Me – SAFRO

17:51:23 – Tony Adamo – This Time It’s Real – What is Hip – INTERNATIONAL

17:55:07 – Sifiso Khanyile – Natural High – Music Is Everywhere – SAFRO

 

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