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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Taking It To The Extreme At The Chilli

There is nothing if not variety at the Chilli on Wednesday evenings. Take tonight; Dave, blowing a melancholy horn into a room that was empty save for Alan on the door, JNE Russell and myself, He didn't even have a frontline horn for company although Laurie Brown on vibes did provide some welcome colour once the sound system was tweaked. However, reinforcements to both band and audience arrived in the form of Darren the Sax, Tom the Guitar, Daniel the Guitar, legendary drum tsar Ian Forbes (pictured) and four fifths of David Carnegie's band "Extreme Measures" who were in party mood and later treat the assembly to a couple of numbers that featured Ben Gilbert's wild piano and Jamie McRedie's even wilder guitar blasts. David Carnegie and Stuart Davies were, by their standards, relatively subdued.
Dave Weisser did a superb vocal on "Willow Weep for Me" and a strange one earlier that had a distinct Hindu feel to it - possibly not intentional. Eric Stutt, still nursing his damaged ribs, Barry Ashcroft and Mike Clarke (wrong! it was Jim Crinson on bass - see comments) completed the line up.
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2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Just a little note re: the bassist: Last night we had Jim Crinson on double-bass, not Mike Clarke who played the previous week. Just thought you'd like to know,and who knows who will play next week. P. S. Stuart Davies played Barrie's (standby) electric bass, which actually is my bass from when I had delusions of learning to play it. It lives at Barrie's and he gets to play it with Don Forbes' band weekly. Also comes in handy for those not so rare occasions when a bassist decides not to turn up; Barrie then steps in!

Anonymous said...

Apologies to the gentlemen concerned. Usually I never forget a bass.

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