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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Jazz Café Jumps

I'd arranged to meet John Hedley in the Jazz Café to chat about the late Bobby Carr and other local legends. However, the band were short of a bass guitarist so guitarist John - himself a local legend - stepped in on the four stringer and wowed them all!
Nice one John - 'cept we never got to talk about Bobby!
There will be other times.
It was a good session with Lyndsay in great voice.
Angel Eyes - the archetypal saloon song according to Frank - somehow seems tailor made for the Jazz Café and Lyndsay does it justice. Likewise Willow Weep For Me just gets weepier and Ann decided it would be prefect for Ophelia's death scene in Hamlet (a compliment by the way Lyndsay!)
Very Thought of You (up tempo) didn't work for me but Deed I Do did - did it not!
Don Forbes was cool on trumpet, Pete Gilligan hot on piano - Elaine played violin that reached out and wound its strings around your heart. Nice sax work from Sarah - as always - whilst Eric kept it all together.
Oh yes and then there was Gaby! Gaby sung and swung Blackbird, Rhythm, and caressed Loverman like the lucky guy was there!
Lance.

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