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Brian Carrick: "I contacted Max Jones of Melody Maker and offered to be his correspondent in the States, but I should have done what Ken Colyer had done, get a job on a ship and then jump ship in the States. So I didn't make it [to New Orleans] till 1973." - (Just Jazz May 1999)

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COVID-19

In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

Today

As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Three Ringed Circus - Elaine Binney and the Jazz Rascals @ Hoochie Coochie

Elaine Binney (vln); Eliza Lawson (vcl); Steve Brown (keys); Keith Mills (bs); Jae Brooks (dms); Graham Robinson (ten). Plus: O.J (bs); Roger Gilroy (gtr); a trombonist, Street Dancers.
The Jazz Rascals are an ever evolving unit who always put on a show and Elaine is a fine fiddler who can swing with the best of them. Tonight was an example of the more outré side of her talents. We had just about everything - street dancers, guest horns, OJ the bass playing busker from Northumberland Street,  an acoustic guitarist, the under-used vocals of Eliza Lawson - even a little jazz. The packed room lapped it up and, after the street dancers interpretation of the band's version of Take 5, the floor was soon filled with gyrating couples - mainly women. 
It was all very entertaining and it's not often you see teenagers dancing to Ain't Misbehavin'!
However, I did feel there was something missing though. I know what it was - clowns - you must have clowns ...  ...jugglers and fire-eaters too.
An experience.
Lance.

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