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Friday, December 24, 2010

My Favourite Jazz Solo of the Year.

I've been to countless gigs and heard countless solos yet, amazingly, one has stayed with me above almost all of the rest - Karen Sharp blowing tenor on Get Out of Town at the Scarborough Jazz Festival.
It was a solo of Gonsalvesian length yet, like Paul Gonsalves' epic solo at Newport '56, it never flagged but built up logically and constructively without resorting to crowd-pleasing honks and screeches.
Running it close was the two versions I heard by Tim Garland of Killer Joe; the most recent being last Sunday at the Bridge Hotel.It was a difficult decision but Karen's better looking than Tim!
Lance.

1 comment :

Russell said...

Hi Lance

Solo of the Year 2010...Eugene Chadbourne (playing guitar) with Roger Turner and Andy Champion at the Bridge Hotel. Another memorable occasion was at the Jazz Action day at the Stockton Riverside Fringe Festival when Noel Dennis joined ACV for some bravura trumpet playing on 'Without Bones'

Russell

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