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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Cookin' @ The Chilli w. Take It To The Bridge

Dave Weisser (trumpet & vocals), Darren Grainger (tenor), Stu Collingwood (piano), Barry Ashcroft (electric bass), Eric Stutt (drums) + Solly Bashiri (drums), David Carnegie (piano & drums). Soaring temperatures, a faulty, rattling air-conditioning unit (switched off just before the first number) and some fiesty exchanges both musically and verbally (Dave & Barry had a ''contretemps'' as the opener was being counted in!) made for a hot night at the Chilli. ''Tune Up'' got things groovin', solos all round with pianist Collingwood excelling.
Our indefatigable bandleader Dave ''The Rave'' Weisser was on top form vocally (as always) and played great trumpet all night. Dave sang ''Like Someone in Love'' then delivered the words to ''Night in Tunisia'' as Collingwood played some serious piano in trio format with Ashcroft and Stutt cutting it and Darren Grainger adding some full, fat tenor to the mix. ''Killer Joe'' (a great tune, anytime, anywhere) drew the first set to a close. The raffle done (I didn't win, John did. He had to go early, I collected the prize on his behalf-it is in safe keeping 'til next time), the second set picked up from where we left off with a groovin' ''Mercy Mercy Mercy'', Grainger was funkin', Weisser scattin', both kicked along by sitter-in Solly Bashiri.
Second sitter-in this week was David Carnegie, first on piano then drums. David suggested ''blues in F'',so it was Freddie Hubbard's ''Blues for Duane''. Full marks to Barry Ashcroft, he took on the bass guitar duties with consummate ease and his partner in rhythm Eric Stutt didn't miss a beat. A really good night cookin' at the Chilli. Russell.
PS: John Pope confirmed as new bass player with Alan Glen Trio.

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