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  1. Players regain their footing on Beijing's slippery slope

    Posted Sep 21st 2003, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... and leader of The Big Easy Blues Band - one of the top attractions at The Big Easy near Chaoyang Park South Gate (tel: 86 10 6508 6776), a convincing recreation of a New Orleans bar and one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428560/players-regain-their-footing-beijings-slippery-slope
  2. Motion thrives on the edge of avant-garde

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... contexts. Working with pianist Yo Young and drummer Robin Harris, he has performed concerts paying tribute to the music of Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk. He can also be found most Wednesday nights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427104/motion-thrives-edge-avant-garde
  3. Kessel's appeal to the heart of bebop

    Posted Oct 12th 2003, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... It is, unfortunately, hard to be a jazz fan without also being a habitual reader of obituaries. Leaving aside talented victims of live-fast-die-young lifestyles, few players are left from the major pre-second world war movements, and the past few years ha ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430806/kessels-appeal-heart-bebop
  4. Japan's jazz messengers

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... JAZZ IS SUPPOSED to be all about spontaneity, and the idea of putting three of Hong Kong's top jazz musicians together with two leading Japanese players was a spur of the moment inspiration for Kenny Matsuura. A fine trumpet player in his own right, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430631/japans-jazz-messengers
  5. When fondness is the name of the game

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... I confess Sunday evenings, overshadowed as they are by the imminence of Monday mornings, are not my favourite nights of the week. On the other hand, Charles Martin does do a very creditable job of taking the sting out of them. Martin, a one-time Lamma res ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430067/when-fondness-name-game
  6. Water of life

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... When Laurent Lozano was interviewed for a position with the Hennessy Tasting Committee a couple of years ago, he was blindfolded and asked to taste a selection of the famous cognac house's eau de vie (water of life). He took a whiff of the samples, r ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429358/water-life
  7. BATTLE FOR supremacy

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... DREAMGIRL WAS THE title of original Supreme Mary Wilson's first volume of autobiography, and her motto, she says, is 'Dreams do come true'. She speaks from experience. Some of hers have. The Supremes were the biggest girl group of the 1960s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428997/battle-supremacy
  8. Lessons in Latin

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... TIEMPO LIBRE translates as 'Free Time' in Spanish, and the band of the same name are taking the phrase literally by using time out from other musical commitments to do something they particularly enjoy. And in the process they're earning a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428349/lessons-latin
  9. Coming up roses

    Posted Sep 14th 2003, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... THERE IS A COMMON BELIEF, attributable in part to old advertising cam-paigns for Mateus Rose, that pink wines are somehow not serious. This is untrue, particularly in the case of champagne. Many of the finest wines of the Champagne region are roses, usual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427818/coming-roses
  10. Keeping dry

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... THE DRY MARTINI IS A PARADOX. On the one hand, in its purest form, it is simply the classic cocktail. On the other it is subject to seemingly endless variations at the whim of the barman or customer. Issuing explicit instructions on how to mix one is seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427177/keeping-dry

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