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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

King Street Jazzmen 1 Maine Street Jazzmen 0

I headed up King Street en route to Rosie's for the Thursday afternoon session by the Maine Street Jazzmen. However, twixt them and me were Brian Bennett's King Street Jazzmen A.K.A the Perdido Street Jazzmen and other names I would not care to repeat! To escape, I nipped into Evans but I wasn't fat enough, I couldn't afford to go into Pound World, so I had no option but to reveal myself to Brian's Chester and Bennett, Derek Fleck and Phil Rutherford who was hiding behind a sousaphone.
The Bennett Brian gave me his banjo and thrust me amid the motley crew. In for a penny, in for a pound, I suggested Anthropology in Bb - no takers so I consented instead to pose for the above photo knowing I will be subject to blackmail for the rest of my life.
I returned the b-a-n-j-o to Brian and they stomped off with Dinah which I must confess sounded good. (Why do people pick on banjos?)
Little did I know this would be the only jazz I would hear today!
I'd checked the Maine Street website earlier but no cancellations were announced so I looked forward to listening to their brand of Dixieland.
Alas, the weather had caused them to Call The Whole Thing Off. This was unfortunate as there were quite a few disppointed faces including a couple of new ones.
Still all was not lost thanks to some congenial company.
The band hope to be back next Thursday but tonight's gig at Sunniside is also off.
Lance.

1 comment :

Brian Bennett said...

Gotcha!

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