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HAPPY BIRTHDAY - PETER MORGAN & KATE O'NEILL

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sarah Ellen Hughes @ The Cherry Tree Restaurant, Jesmond.

Sarah Ellen Hughes (vcl), Paul Edis (pno), Mick Shoulder (bs), Adam Sinclair (dms).
Peter was in New York so I felt rather honoured to be allocated 'The Captain's Table'! Coupled with a warm welcome from Sarah Ellen I anticipated a pleasant evening was in store for me and I wasn't disappointed - well not much.
The Bayonne Ham, Turnip Remoulade, Purple Figs and Mustard were delicious. The Bavette Steak and Frites divine. The Créme Caramel, Vanilla Poached Pear was mouth meltable and the Black Sheep Bitter surely came from the Nectar Brewery.
Sarah Ellen Hughes and the Paul Edis Trio gelled so smoothly you'd have thought they'd been working together for years.
No, the rub was a noisy party upstairs who almost killed Little Boy Blue and two couples downstairs, close to the stage, and who were old enough to know better, who chatted non stop during the performance.
Nevertheless, our girl coped like the young pro she has quickly become and presented a selection of gassers that ticked the right boxes.
I'm not going to list them all but stand-outs included Come Rain or Come Shine with just bass accompaniment for the first chorus, a swingy Frim Fram Sauce, Bernstein's Some Other Time, Soon, a voice only intro to Get Out Of Town, the obligatory (it would seem) Secret Love, The End of a Beautiful Friendship and so many more.
There's no doubting SEH's jazz credentials she takes the melody for a stroll around the block then comes back home via a different route but never gets lost scatting and playfully exchanging fours with the trio en route.
Paul Edis played some clever solos - when does he not? Mick and Adam clearly enjoyed themselves as can be seen on the photo (sorry about the photo Paul - you would have been on it if your dad had been on lens duty!)
Great night - but that audience!
Lance.
PS: When I refer to 'That audience', needless to say, I don't include Gaby and her husband!

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