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In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Two Bands - Max and Min Afternoon. John T covers the waterfront.

A seven piece line up at the at the Trojan Rooms brought the V.C.'s run there to an end. Hopefully back in Sept. The Humph style line-up with the extra reed man (FRANK BROOKER) went down well.
Caught the second half of Maureen's gig at the Porthole. A nice drummer I had not heard before. Roy on piano did the bass pedal thing but no tpt. 4 + Maureen - very laid back as against the V.C.'s hard driving band.
John T.

3 comments :

Lance said...

Do you mean the V.C. were driving hard or hard to drive?
Reminds me of a remark by the Savoy Sultans' drummer Panama Francis; "The drummer drives - the rest just ride."

Russell said...

Hi Lance

I was at Maureen's gig at the Porthole a couple of weeks ago. The drum chair was occupied by Paul Bacon - I think this could be the sticks man John T heard on his visit. As John says...a nice drummer.

Russell

Lance said...

Is the Roger Myerscough gig at Avalon on May 29 still on?

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