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In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

Today

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.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's

Olive Rudd (vcl), Herbie Hudson (tmb/vcl/hca), Jim McBriarty (clt/vcl), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Tommy Graham (dms).
When the band kicked off with "Avalon" and followed up with "Rockaby Your Baby With a Dixie Melody" I feared we were in for an afternoon of Al Jolson. However, Herbie, who never misses a trick, whipped an X-Factor winner Joe McElderry face mask in front of his own aging features to bring us right up to date.
Olive didn't need any face masks - she looks permanently young (ish) and was in good voice working out on her current faves "Keeping Out of Mischief Now", "Swing That Music", "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams", "All of Me".
Instrumentally, "Sweet Georgia Brown" stood out with Herbie excelling on chrom. harp. Malcolm rolled out the barrel-house and Jimmy Mac blew with an urbane sophistication that kept the music just outside of the trad zone.
All in all, a pleasant afternoon in congenial company. However, a wintry blast and a cancelled Metro going home persuaded me not to drive to Blaydon tonight.
My apologies to Roly and co.
Lance.

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