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Monday, June 20, 2011

Lennart Andersson w. Paul Edis Trio @ The Cherry Tree

Lennart Andersson (ten); Paul Edis (pno); Mick Shoulder (bs); Rob Walker (dms).
It was everything I expected it to be and more!
Thursday's session at Blaydon was great make no mistake about it yet tonight, possibly because of the compact, more intimate setting, the Getzian sound was even purer.
Lip service I know but when it is done so beautifully who cares?
The quartet opened with Don't Get Around Much Anymore and it became quickly apparent that the four musicians were as compatible with each other as the Salad of Heritage Tomatoes was with the Fresh Peaches, Organic British Feta and Purple Basil. Stella By Starlight is another delightful "dish" musically speaking.
The Gasbook was well and truly raided tonight with How About You, Misty, and The Girl From Ipanema as well as the classic Bop anthem Anthropology.
It occurred to me as I treat my taste buds to a generous portion of Wallington Hall Steak, Wild Ransom Butter, French Fries and Yorkshire Watercress whilst the band played Mobley's This I Dig of Thee that if I closed my eyes I would be in Birdland or maybe even Heaven! A kindly invitation to join Lennart's wife, granddaughter and partner for a drink elicited the info that they are now living in Hastings - Sweden's loss the UK's gain.
The second set began with my British Cherry Eton Mess and Rosewater Cream - words fail me - I'm afraid my vocabulary is incapable of describing the sheer delight of this dessert. The best I can come up with is that it was the culinary equivelant of Lennart's version of Only Trust Your Heart!
Body and Soul, Doxy, Stan's Blues, The Song is You, Wave and that most beautiful of Scandinavian folk songs - Dear Old Stockholm were some of the other pieces. Each one delivered immaculately. Also let us not forget to praise the sterling work put in by Paul, Mick and Rob. All were clearly enjoying themselves as they swung along effortlessly. Paul, in particular, was on top of his game with some fine solos.
It was a grand night for swinging...
Photos. (above one from Jerry Edis)
Lance.

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