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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.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Budvivar Still Groovin' High.

Budvivar:Stuart Findon, Fiona Littlewood (tens), Chris Finch (pno), Eddie Nickson (gtr), Jim Crinson (bs), Eric Stutt (dms).
Take it to the Bridge: Dave Weisser (tpt/vcl), Darren Grainger (ten), Barry Ashcroft (pno/bs), Tom Dibb (gtr), Jim Crinson (bs), Eric Stutt (dms) + Solomon ? (dms).
Twice in a week for Budvivar and it has to be said that tonight's venue (The Chilli) provided a more sympathetic audience than did the Tennis Club. As a result the 'Buds' raised their game accordingly even though it was virtually the same set.
One number I overlooked on Friday was "Hit That Jive", originally a King Cole Trio number that had the two tenors adding their voices to Debra's vocal. "Route 66", played as an encore, reminded me of what a grand old favourite the Bobby Troup tune is and they did it justice. For the rest see Friday's post.
Before and after, Take It To The Bridge played some good stuff with Tom Dibb on guitar excelling. A guy called Solomon sat in on drums for "Watermelon Man". Eric had returned by the time the final "Billie's Bounce", taken at tempo di lique, blew the roof off with inspired thrashing from TD and good solos from Chris, who'd stayed on after his Budvivar set (Barry moved over to bass guitar) Dave and Darren.
That's it for now - I'm falling asleep -zzzzzzzzzzzzz!
Lance.

2 comments :

shepherdlass said...

It was a pretty good night on Wednesday with the Budvivars, and just in case you're wondering, Lance, the drummer who sat in was Solly Bashiri, whom I last played with a few years ago in a Jim Birkett gig band at some stately home (a wedding?), and haven't seen since that time until the other night! Anyway, he's living near the Chilli Arms, and says we can expect to see more of him!

Regards from Dave the Rave

Lance said...

Thanks Dave - name noted for future reference.

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