“sinatra is all understatement, relaxation, wit, and ease. “the voice” is mostly kept underneath the music; the aesthetic is one of inwardness. he’s much less self-consciously virtuosic than even his contemporaries among pop singers. judy garland is all vibrato and tears; sinatra is all legato and regrets. in recordings, bing crosby or—greater still—louis armstrong both still sound like performers: you feel the stage and the footlights in their singing. sinatra’s voice is always that of someone confiding, not someone emoting. he isn’t square. this gives his voice its extraordinary sympathy. he sounds the way you would sound if you could speak the things you feel.” ~ @newyorkermag 🗞
“i was even more impressed, however, when i heard of frank’s custom of reading the morning papers and circling names of individuals he didn’t know who had suffered some physical mishap or bad luck. he instructed his secretary to send checks for $500 to each of them. his gifts were anonymous and were not deducted from his income tax as charitable contributions. that was the mark of a true gentleman.” - richard nixon on sinatra
🌟 what a concert!
congratulations to our music teacher dan carpenter and his 16-piece jazz band for their impressive performance last wednesday!
🎷 catch them every wednesday from 8.30pm at the gunners (204 blackstock road).
Some local press from @themorningcall about the new @tonygairo cross current big band! nice! we play the last wednesday of each month from now until may. each month features an opening set by a local college or high school jazz ensemble. #jazz#bigband#notjohnmoser