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Monday, December 22, 2008

Jazz in the Afternoon at Cullercoats

At one point, the band comprised, sousaphone, bagpipes, electric piano, banjo, drums, 2 trombones, 1 trumpet and probably a partridge in a pear tree. I can't remember if this line-up was before the 'Funny Hat' contest or after trombonist/piper Ian McCauley sang "The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot" what was sure was that Mama Wasn't Going to Allow No Bebop Spoken Here!
However, it was Christmas and the party/festive atmosphere did make for an enjoyable afternoon.
Theresa (pictured) sang a knockout version of Marlene Dietrich's "Falling In Love Again" complete with props and accent whilst the band and sitters-in gelled on "Muskrat Ramble" with Mike Durham (tpt) also doing an individual take on Cole Porter's "Let's Misbehave". Lawrence McBriety (tmb), Derek Fleck (clt), Brian Chester (pno), John Hallam (bs/sousa), a lady called Doris (bjo) and my old friend Marshall Walker (dms) completed the line-up. I hadn't seen Marshall for a number years and I was delighted to be greeted with one of his famous non-smiles (click here).
All in all it beat going to the dentist.

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