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April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Legohead @ The Bridge.

Lloyd Wright (gtr); Jon Proud (bs); David Francis (dms). Another fine set from this popular trio - they always have a good following and justifiably so. Lloyd Wright explores the fretboard thoroughly producing sounds and phrases that can be exquisitely tender and laid back or wildly outré and mindblowing.
Jon the bass (guitar) is eclectic in his choice of notes - as the anchor man in a trio he has to be - and provides the perfect foundation for Wright's fanciful flights.
David Francis, the consumate professional - he was driving the 16 piece Customs House Big Band on Friday - tonight he effectively adapted his style to suit this smaller unit without any loss of impetus.
Most enjoyable.
PS: In between the Green Festival and the Bridge I popped into the Jazz Café where the usual suspects were jamming. Unusually Colm Rooney was on drums and Alan Law on bass guitar - not their normal instruments.
Pete Gilligan and Doug Fielder completed the line-up and they kicked off with Now's The Time a.k.a. The Hucklebuck. Autumn Leaves followed before I departed.

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