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Sunday, December 05, 2010

Jazz Café and Old Man Crombie Just keep Rolling (and Rocking) along

Peter Gilligan (pno); Mark Williams (gtr); Claire Kelly (vcl); Ray Burns (hca/acc); Paul Grainger (bs); Elaine Binney (vln).
The wintry weather continued and it wasn't surprising that the Jazz Café was low on customers and performers when I arrived. The archaic sounds of Ken Colyer filled the air. Keith Crombie explained that they had a visitor from New Orleans and he wanted to make them feel at home.
Peter and Mark eventually made the effort and the piano/guitar duo played some boppy variations on Straight No Chaser and Anthropology. Perhaps as a tribute to Dave Brubeck's 90th Peter managed to work Take Five into the number.
On Wave, Ray Burns - resplendant in a tweed suit topped by a deer-stalker hat - blew chromatic harp and sounded good.
Claire Kelly sang Sweet Georgia Brown in F# without a safety net and followed up with West Coast Blues.
Paul Grainger arrived in time for Solar and How Insensitive - which ended up in a Jimi Hendrix burn with Mark well and truly on fire - insensitive it most certainly was - a real blast furnace!
Elaine joined Claire for Satin Doll that had some doodly accordion from Ray and really nice violin work from Elaine.
Claire and Mark did a rather special version of I've Grown Accustomed to her Face that really hit the spot.
Sadly, I had to leave at this point - not for the Bridge as per but for the Metro. The current weather conditions making my bus connection uncertain.
Lance.

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