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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Bob Caswell/Paul Gamblin /Jeremy McMurray Trio - Blaydon Jazz Club

Bob Caswell (vcl), Paul Gamblin (gtr), Jeremy McMurray (pno), Mick Shoulder (bs), Bill Shield (dms).
Ruth Lambert and Paul Gamblin were the attraction at Blaydon tonight. Unfortunately Ruth couldn't make it so that fine old trouper, Bob Caswell stepped into the breach at the last minute.
Bob has an easy laid back Sinatra style that was heard to advantage on "Pennies From Heaven", "Moonlight in Vermont", "Witchcraft", "There Will Never Be Another You", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Days of Wine and Roses" etc. The latter number had some mild scatting that even Angela could live with but, in the main, Bob's jazz credentials lie in his phrasing and re-shaping of the melody; things he does very well.
Paul Gamblin fitted in with the trio - both comping and soloing. "Satin Doll", "How High The Moon", "I've Got You Under My Skin", just some of the instrumentals, were all given good workouts.
On piano, Jeremy McMurray had an inspiring night playing as close to the top of his game as he's ever likely to get.
Mick Shoulder too had his moments whilst Bill Shield kept it all together with metronomic precision.
Somewhere along the way I won a bottle of wine in the raffle!
Roly has organised some grand events for the rest of the year so please show your support on this, the club's 25th year.
Lance
Photo courtesy of Eddie Carson.

1 comment :

Russell said...

Hi Lance

I'm in whole-hearted agreement-the region's jazzers should get themselves along to Blaydon on a regular basis. Play the CDs mornin', noon and night but go, go, go to gigs. Keep Music Live, as they say!

Russell

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