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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy Birthday to Keith and Café

Best ever afternoon at the Jazz Café! A welcoming glass of champagne, salmon sardi's to feed half of Africa and some good sounds to wash it down.
Keith, as befits one celebrating many years jazzing the planet, looked resplendent in a smoking jacket purchased at great expense from Oxfam (by his own admission - I'm an Age Concern man myself when it comes to tailoring) proudly surveyed his empire and he wasn't disappointed at what Pete Gilligan, Paul Grainger, Matthew Office and Eric Stutt were putting down.
Claire added some vocal pizazz to I Got Rhythm, Round Midnight with Mark Williams joining the parade for the latter.
Tony Rose, passing through from more southerly climes, blew some nice tenor on S'Wonderful and Out of Nowhere.
Harley Johnson and his trio had a blast and did things to Take The A Train.
It was feel good day with old friends a plenty - Terry Ellis, John Hedley and Judith whom I hadn't seen for 25 years.
"You had more hair when I knew you" she said.
Didn't we all?
Lance.

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