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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.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Maureen Hall & Rendezvous Jazz @ Ashington Jazz Club. Feb3.

Maureen Hall, vocals, Barry Soulsby clt, Alan Smith tpt/flugel, Ian McCauley tromb, Bill College bass, Jim McEwen drums & Mac Smith piano.
Snow and tv football meant that numbers were down. It was quite understandable that our "travellers" did not risk it. By "travellers" I mean those from the likes of Cramlington, Morpeth and one guy who comes down from the Borders.
Maureen's established line up has been together for a while and, like good wine, gets better with age. A well thought out programme by Maureen meant that everyone was featured. Ian sang the old favourite Avalon, including his version of the lyric! Barry did The Old Bazaar in Cairo, which is a testing tongue twister. Maureen and Barry also did an appropriate duet - Ice Cream. What a smart turn out - black and silver music waistcoats no less.
They certainly delivered a great evening for the regular few.
John Taylor.

3 comments :

Liz said...

I wonder John, was "Ice cream" that old vaudeville number that came from a Broadway show in the 40's? Barbara Cook sang it in that show. She is still going strong & well into her latter years...a marvellous performer.
Liz

Russell said...

Hi Liz,
I don't know about the Broadway show but Maureen & co. sing the lyric as 'I scream, you scream..' if that's any help.

Russell

Liz said...

Thanks Russell, but I am thinking of a different number altogether which is so little known that I would have been amazed had it been the one!
thanks anyway!
Liz

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