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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Tales of the Unexpected @ The Jazz Café

On the back wall a screening of the Basie Band playing One O'Clock Jump segued into the Ellington Band with Gonsalves to the fore. This was followed by Harry James and Buddy Rich which in turn was followed (live) by Doug Fielder (ten) and Colm Rooney (pno) playing It Had To Be You. A certain period of adjustment was called for.
Enter Pete Gilligan who you may recall fell off a wall and broke his wrist. Undeterred, he took to the keys and played some fine one-handed piano - he later played one-handed drums!
One by one the usual suspects drifted in. Stu Findon on tenor and bass guitar, Paul Grainger on double bass and drums, Fiona Littlewood on voice and tenor. Harley Johnson on keyboard, Colm Rooney now on drums and later bass guitar. Matthew Office played guitar and of course looking good and sounding good Sarah Trevena played soprano.
A good crowd in too.
Lance.

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