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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Quality Night @ The Chilli

Dave Weisser (tpt/vcl), Darren Grainger (alto), Stu Collingwood (pno), Mark Williams (gtr), Barry Ashcroft (bs), Scott Adair (dms). + Debra Milne (vcl), Ian Forbes (dms).
It might have been thought that competition from the Champions League Final on TV would have affected turn out at the Chilli tonight but, surprisingly, audience numbers were above average and the band very much above average. This was a quality line-up.
Stu, no doubt inspired by last night's Robert Mitchell gig, played out of his skull and Mark, spurred on by Scotty, fired off some runs and phrases that most guitarists could only fantasise about.
Barry kept it all together on bass whilst Dave and Darren also had inspirational moments.
Nat Adderley's "Old Country" kicked things off, "Night in Tunisia", an Ashcroft original that I adore - "Mr Rascal", Brubeck's "In Your Own Sweet Way" (lovely tune - lovely title), "One by One", "Invitation" (a fine vocal by Dave) were just some of the delights savoured as the session rolled on including the Budivarian Debra M vocalising on that most challenging of tunes, Horace Silver's "Song For My Father" - solo blasts all round and big licks from Mark on this one.
The final "Revelation" saw Dave hollerin' like a Holy Roller with Ian Forbes laying down a shuffling backbeat that had the congregation seeking salvation. Dave should have unglued his Harmon (mute) for this one.
Un tres enjoyable session despite the hole in one of Dave's socks.
Lance (AKA 'Leprechaun' - not!).
PS: Who was the lady with the legs who won the raffle?

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