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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Take It To The Bridge - Chilli Arms.

Dave Weisser (tpt/vcl), Darren Grainger (ten), Barry Ashcroft (pno), Jim Crinson (bs), Eric Stutt (dms). + Solly Bashiri (dms), Harley Johnson (pno), Lance Liddle (ten).
A routine day at the office for Take it to The Bridge in the first set. "Love For Sale" having a good vocal from Dave as well as an inventive trumpet solo. Darren, as ever blew impressively with Jim, Eric and Barry a formidable rhythm section in support. The set closed with "Airegin".
The sitters-in sat-in after the break with a young lad, Harley Johnson, playing some brilliant piano. Solly Bashiri took over on drums and drove the frontline forcefully forward.
Oh yes, I almost forgot (liar!) Lance Liddle, a.k.a. Me, had a blow on the last three numbers. Lance, blowing with a band again for the first time in 25 years displayed a degree of nervousness yet his solo on "Blues For Duane" brought the crowd to its feet. Fortunately, Allan had had the foresight to lock the door so they couldn't escape although some tried to make their exit, through the window. In fairness it has to be said that they applauded loudly albeit slowly. If Jo Jones had been on drums he'd have thrown his cymbal across the floor (as in the Charlie Parker legend).
"Senor Blues" and "Stolen Moments" were better.
Nevertheless, it was a personal milestone!
Lance.

1 comment :

Russell said...

Hi Lance

I was at the Sage last night to hear Ry Cooder so I missed your Chilli bow. The man's a genius, playing tenor saxophone and taking a photograph at the same time!

Russell

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