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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Maine Street Jazzmen Strictly for the Birds @ Rosie Malone's

Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl), Mike Bird (clt), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Mike Humble (dms), Olive Rudd (vcl).
Plus: Anna Bird (alt), Alexander Bird (tpt), William Bird (cornet).
A nice afternoon out with Mike Bird, of Wakefield, depping for Jim McBriarty and Malcolm back at the keys.
As well as blowing some fine Goodmanesque clarinet on Avalon, The World is Waiting for the Sunrise, and other jazz standards Mike also had his delightful wife Anna blowing alto and their two children Alexander (12) and William (9) on trumpet and cornet respectively they blew a spirited Jazz Me Blues backed by the Maine Stream rhythm section. They got a good sound - little do we know but the future of jazz may be in their hands!
The room was crowded and not without occasional snippets of humour. When Herbie announced that Olive was going to sing Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams one of the barflies said, "I like this one" and began singing Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag!
Our girl was in good voice on I'm Gonna Lock my Heart and Throw Away the Key, My Melancholy Baby and I Double Dare You to mention but some. Herbie too gravelled on both voice and horn on Glory of Love, Travel On etc. A chap reckoned he was the best he'd heard since George Chisholm and, on today's performance maybe he wasn't far wrong.
As always, bass and drums kept the ship on the right course with Malcolm striding powerfully behind it all.
Very enjoyable.
Keep practising kids. 
Lance

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