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Postby sebmelmoth2003 on Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:57 pm

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Re: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Postby sebmelmoth2003 on Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:21 pm

repeated - Wed 30 Dec 2009 - 22:00 - BBC Radio 3.

don't know if the audio is going to remain online again for another 7 days

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pdz2f
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Re: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Postby John the Shorts on Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:50 pm

Upcoming Gigs http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/main/Sh ... essionKey=

Some tracks can be found here http://www.last.fm/music/The+Ukulele+Or ... ype=tracks

Also for future reference http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/main/Bu ... essionKey=

I'm in Leeds on 11th & 12th - wonder if I could make the Wakefield gig?
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Re: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Postby Altius on Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:23 am

hi,BBC Proms are eight week continuous concert presented at the Albert hall in South Kensington, London.

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Re: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Postby TheBigJerkface on Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:39 pm

I'm fond of their rendition of the Talking Heads' Psycho Killer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKpzCCuHDVY
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Re: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Postby Altius on Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:41 am

hi,BBC Proms are eight week continuous concert presented at the Albert hall in South Kensington, London.

UK BBC Proms 2010 Concerts
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Re: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Postby sebmelmoth2003 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:34 pm

13 minutes into `loose ends` :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00x2zpv
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Re: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Postby burningviolin on Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:25 am

Cool! :D
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Re: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Postby MaryB on Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:20 am

Afric,
I would love to hear you play that on your violin!
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Re: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Postby burningviolin on Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:54 pm

Thanks Mary! :D :lol:
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George Hinchliffe

Postby sebmelmoth2003 on Tue May 17, 2011 1:36 pm

the music group on bbc radio 4 - broadcast today at 13.30 hours BST.

should be available online at link or via iplayer for 7 days after broadcast.

Fashion designer Betty Jackson joins founder member of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, George Hinchliffe and astrophysicist Lucie Green to discuss three personally significant pieces of music.

Amongst their choices are a sweeping Sixties soundscape, some philosophising Canadian power rock and eight minutes of magnificent trombone solo played by a man with a pork pie hat.

Along the way we discover what makes a fashion entrepreneur weep at the kitchen table, why comedy instruments can produce very moving music, how rock has contributed to the public understanding of science and the name of the Italian singer that links the occult film Don't Look Now with the phrase 'The weekend starts here!'

The Music Choices are:

You Don't Have To Say You Love Me by Dusty Springfield

Closer To The Heart by Rush

The Lord Is Listening To Ya, Hallelujah by The Carla Bley Band


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0112fgn
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Re: George Hinchliffe

Postby Diane on Tue May 17, 2011 2:32 pm

sebmelmoth2003 wrote:Closer To The Heart by Rush

interesting sebmel, shall listen to this later, thanks.The Ukelele Orchestra were on at Womad last year and I planned to see them but there was a delay and they finished up playing when I was seeing something else. Nice to to see Rush mentioned as they were no. 1 at the top of a list of Bands You Wouldn't Admit to Liking, or some such, on here once, but I saw them a few times in younger days and they were fantastic.
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Re: George Hinchliffe

Postby Diane on Tue May 17, 2011 4:24 pm

sebmelmoth2003 wrote:The Lord Is Listening To Ya, Hallelujah by The Carla Bley Band


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXijK-JlULg

Damn I love that trombone solo and the way George Hinchcliffe described it; that the trombone makes a low down, sexy, spiritual, transcendent sound; where blues and hymns meet! I heard some renaissance trombone quartets a couple of years ago, played on period intruments, and it takes me back there. The trombone was a big part of the sound in Springsteen's Seeger Sessions Band, too. Wonderful. (I must listen to my bank account, which is sending me a sign that I should stop adding to the list of music I need to buy.)
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Re: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Postby Diane on Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:53 pm

Came across this link re. Andy Shepperd elsewhere and took note as Gary Valente is in the band. I had never knowingly heard him play before this thread.

http://www.andysheppard.co.uk/andyshepp ... nside.html for samples, plus more under 'videos'.

Soft on the Inside Antilles/Island

1. Soft On The Inside
Solos - Kevin Robinson (flugelhorn) Dave Buxton (piano) Steve Lodder (synth) Orphy Robinson (vibes) Andy Sheppard (tenor saxophone) Ernst Reisjeger (cello)
2. Rebecca's Silk Stockings
Solos - Chris Biscoe (alto saxophone) Ernst Reisjeger (cello) Gary Valente (trombone) Claude Deppa (trumpet) Andy Sheppard (tenor saxophone)
3. Carla Carla Carla Carla
Solos - Pete Hurt (bass clarinet) Steve Lodder (synth) Orphy Robinson (vibes) Dave Buxton (piano) Andy Sheppard (tenor saxophone) Mamadi Karnara (percussion)
4. Adventures In The Rave Trade Part One (Smoking)
Solo - Gary Valente (trombone)
Part Two (Burning)



Nice quote re. Andy Shepperd:

Good jazz soloists start off by copying their heroes before coming up with a personal style. Andy has given his own explanation of the way that happens: "It's like a mountain you have to climb before you can get to the top. Then you jump off and do your own thing".


I still don't like jazz, but sometimes I can't help listening 8) .
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Re: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Postby Diane on Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:18 pm

This has nothing to do with ukeleles, but you can't beat a trombone or even two, and Brassroots were also at Womad. Fabulous:

Karma Police:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC1_8HOr47s

Let's Dance:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT5rbq5mdfo
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