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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Rosies is now Refined! Maine Street Jazzmen Defy the Weather

Ray Harley (tpt); Herbie Hudson (tmb, hca,vcl); Derek Fleck (clt); Brian Chester (pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms).
The weather improved although whether that had anything to do with retired Weatherman Derek Fleck is totally inconsequential as I don't care what the weatherman says when the weatherman says it's raining - I'm not complaining, just rambling on!
The aforementioned ex-weatherman Derek was depping for McBriarty, the younger, whilst the Amos to his Andy - Brian Chester (photo) - stood in on keys for Malcolm Armstrong who was snowbound (ish) in Ponteland.
It was good to be back midst the Cumberland Bitter and the Tin Roof Blues after last week's cancellation and despite the changes of personel they got a good sound - Savoy Blues in particular had the Kid Ory feel about it that didn't hurt a bit.
Sweet Georgia Brown was as good as any instrumental version going the rounds and Olive's When Your Smiling, Some of These Days and All of Me more than made up for her failure to sell me a winning raffle ticket (verdict: singing great, raffle ticket selling could do better.)
Ray Harley and Herbie were their usual exuberant selves, Derek Fleck as inscrutable as ever, Brian Chester, a dark enigmatic figure modulating melodically in the background whilst the cucumber cool bassist Ruddered the ship into Mike Humble's propulsive launch pad.
Yes! - Rosie's on a Thursday is the hottest ticket in town. BSH correspondent Ann Alex thought the clientele more refined than on her last visit - I think it was because someone had shaved!

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